Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Communication and the arts; Directing; Elmer Rice; The Adding Machine
The following thesis is a compilation and analysis of my experiences during the process of directing The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice, from its conception in the director's imagination, to the collaboration with the design team and the actors. It begins with research and the director's approach to the play. Then a description of the process follows, starting with the design meetings and auditions, and going through rehearsals, performances, and evaluations of the show by faculty and peers. This description is accompanied by a journal that contains the director's thoughts and reactions to discoveries and challenges that came up during the process.
Arévalo Ibáñez, Esteban, ""The Adding Machine": A Director's Notebook" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 578.