Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2020

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

Committee Chair

Emily Rollie

Second Committee Member

Christina Barrigan

Third Committee Member

Mac Haniuk


This project documents the conceptualization, research, implementation and reflection of the production process of By the Water at Wellesley High School from October 2018 through January 2019 by Brian McManimon and the students involved in By the Water. The document includes character and visual production research, historical context and significance, and the evaluation of the play as a vehicle for speaking to larger social issues beyond the local community, as well as documentation of the production period and post-production evaluation.