Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

Committee Chair

Christina Barrigan

Second Committee Member

Brenda Hubbard

Third Committee Member

Elise Forier Edie


This project entailed the selection, background research and documentation, musical analysis, casting, direction, vocal coaching, and post-production analysis of a production of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Homicide When The Streets Were Too Much at Spooky Action Theatre Company. Documentation includes research and analysis of the play, its music, and an evaluation of the play as a production vehicle for Empowering Artists Dreams. The analysis also includes a discussion as to the non-traditional directoral vision of this production.