Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 2-2022

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

First Advisor

Michael J. Smith

Second Advisor

Brenda Hubbard

Third Advisor

George W. Bellah


The script "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and its historical background were studied and researched. After analyzing the play and its given circumstances, a design concept was developed, goals were set, and then the play was directed and produced in a high school setting. The project notebook contains the documented dramaturgy, a written concept statement, the visual plans and materials, the production notes and journal, and production evaluations. The project goal was to implement the aspects of theatre production learned during the course of study, and to educate high school theatre students. The results of the project met or exceeded its educational objectives. The director/designer learned, through trial and error, how to apply the teachings of the Master's degree courses, and the high school students learned not only theatre skills, but an invaluable understanding of the Holocaust and its implications for tolerance in today's world.