Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Directing, Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
What follows is a description of my process directing The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.
I’ve made an effort to track the journey I undertook starting from my earliest encounter with the
play and the selection of the story as a thesis project. This document contains my initial script
analysis, notes from design meeting collaborations, casting decisions, general research
approaches, the rehearsal process, performance insights, and evaluations after completion. This
document will also provide, intermittently, additional reflections on my critical attitudes towards
this play and production, as well as self-assessments related to notable lessons, successes,
failures, and discoveries pertinent to my field of study: the art of directing. Moreover, selected
entries from my personal journal which was maintained for eight months during this creative
process will provide supplemental material for further reading at the conclusion.
Wimpee, Jon Cole, "Are Unicorns Extinct in the Modern World ?: Directing Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in 2017" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2928.