Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Production

Committee Chair

Terri Brown

Second Committee Member

Scott Robinson

Third Committee Member

Elise Forier Edie


This project entailed the selection, background research and documentation, improvisation training, casting, direction, vocal coaching, and post-production analysis of Pinewood Preparatory School's production of The Awesome 80 's Prom. Documentation includes research and analysis of the play, its music, and an evaluation of the musical as a production vehicle for the department of Theatre Arts at Central Washington University. The analysis also includes a discussion as to the non-traditional directorial vision of this production.