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dc.contributor.advisorLondré, Felicia Hardison, 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorBernal, Anthony John IIeng
dc.date.issued2015-05-19eng
dc.date.submitted2014 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on May 29, 2015.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Felicia Hardison Londréeng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (pages 120-123)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Department of Theatre. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2014eng
dc.description.abstractIn the spring of 1974, a family of actors has recently landed in Kansas City, Missouri. Father, Gene Mackey, is working for one of the areas four professional dinner theatres and has been authorized by his employer to mount a children’s play in response to Mackey’s research which reveals widespread support in the community for a dedicated children’s theatre. Though personal interviews and a review of print sources, this thesis with examine the founders’ backgrounds, the inception of the company, and the production history of Theatre for Young America. This thesis will recount the resilience, adaptability, and dedication of a family that has left a lasting impression on Kansas City in the form of a professional theatre for young audiences that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- The founders -- Making your own breaks -- 1974-1979: Any place you hang your hat -- 1980-189: An Overland Park institution -- 1990-1999: Feeling "homeless, tempest tossed" -- 2000-2005: :There's no place like home" -- Epilogue -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Production history -- Appendix B. Production photographseng
dc.format.extentvi, 124 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/45539eng
dc.subject.lcshChildren's theater -- Kansas -- Overland Park -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshChildren's theater -- Missouri -- Kansas City -- Historyeng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Theatreeng
dc.titleTheatre for Young America: A Historyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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