• Bloodlines 

    Shelby, Margaret A. (2015-08-12)
    A drama in two acts, Bloodlines centers upon a traditional farm family in Iowa, several years in the future. The climate has changed, and though they struggle to maintain the centuries-old family home and traditions ...
  • Connecting the dots: a history of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George 

    Rubino, Rebecca H. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-05-22)
    This thesis is a history of Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday in the Park with George (1984), which was inspired by Georges Seurat's masterpiece: Un dimanche à la Grande Jatte (1886). By first examining the lives and ...
  • The Coterie Theatre’s Transition from Children’s Theatre to Multigenerational Theatre: 1991-2014 

    Trebus, Danielle M. (2015)
    The programming of The Coterie Theatre of Kansas City, Missouri, under Artistic Director Jeff Church, was studied from September 1990 to August 2014. The works researched included world, commissioned and American premieres ...
  • (In)Visible: performances of gay and lesbian dramatic literature on the American stage from 1910 to 1969 

    Campagna, Vanessa (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-05-01)
    (In)Visible: Performances of Gay and Lesbian Dramatic Literature on the American Stage from 1910 to 1969 provides a decade-by-decade analysis of plays with queer content from the 1910s to the 1960s. The aim is to chronicle ...
  • Living and acting in Kansas City versus Southern California 

    DeSeure, Erin Kimberly, 1986- (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-31)
    The purpose of this thesis is to compare theatre students' and recent theatre student alumni's descriptions of acting opportunities in Kansas City versus Southern California. Students from Southern California and Kansas ...
  • Redating Pericles: A Re-examination of Shakespeare’s Pericles as an Elizabethan Play 

    Stelting, Michelle Elaine (2015)
    Pericles's apparent inferiority to Shakespeare’s mature works raises many questions for scholars. Was Shakespeare collaborating with an inferior playwright or playwrights? Did he allow so many corrupt printed versions ...
  • Setting the Stage for Kansas City talent and Diversity The KC Meltingpot Theatre 

    Manherz, Lori Kay (2015)
    This thesis aims to chronicle the origins of The KC MeltingPot Theatre Company, owned and operated by Kansas City area couple Harvey and Linda Williams. The primary focus will be on the works produced by The KC MeltingPot ...
  • Staging The Merchant of Venice in the 21ˢᵗ Century: A Dramaturgical Case Study 

    Germinder, Alyson Elizabeth (2015-08-12)
    “Staging The Merchant of Venice in the 21ˢᵗ Century: A Dramaturgical Case Study” aims to document the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Merchant of Venice by framing it within the historical ...
  • StoneLion: A Narrative of a Kansas City Puppet Theatre 

    Janke, Kristen Elizabeth (2015-05-26)
    StoneLion: A Narrative of a Kansas City Puppet Theatre documents a vital Kansas City, Missouri, non-profit arts organization from its inception to the year 2014. The thesis includes the company’s mission, its evolution ...
  • Theatre for Young America: A History 

    Bernall, Anthony John II (2015-05-19)
    In 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 ...
  • Women Artistic Directors in Kansas City and Their Processes 

    Bettendorf Bowman, Elizabeth (2015)
    This thesis is an overview of several important women artistic directors who have helped form the recent Kansas City theatre landscape. Cynthia Levin, Jeanne Beechwood, Sidonie Garrett, Karen Paisley, and Heidi Van are ...