Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

Committee Chair

Scott Robinson

Second Committee Member

Derek Lane

Third Committee Member

Mark Zetterberg


The preparations, performance, and post-show analysis of a full scale production of Harvey involving young actors was studied. Twenty high school students and one recent high school graduate participated in the preparations, rehearsal, and performance of this production. The results helped prove the hypothesis that such a performance could be accomplished while meeting specified learning goals. Implications for program development are discussed.