Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
L. A. Frerer
This study was designed to stage the drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee for production on a university main-stage. The director demonstrated her ability to apply solutions to all the problems involved with producing academic theatre including pre-production research and analysis, auditions and casting, staging and rehearsals, publicity and marketing, and finally, supervising the performances. The director developed a flexible approach; and more than anything, the collaboration of the production learn to solve the inherent problems of time, budget, space, and levels of ability. The experience of directing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was instructive and invaluable. Albee's play was responsible for inspiring creative energies and inducing serious commitment from actors, designers, and staff members. The efforts of these artists greatly aided the director in achieving a degree of success in staging this drama.
Copyright 1995 Tomme L. Williams
Williams, Tomme L., "The Director's Function in the Staging of a Contemporary Drama: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1995). Master's Theses. 2545.