Creating the world of Amélie : an exploration of process and product.


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This thesis provides a comprehensive account of my role as the director and choreographer of the musical Amélie at Baylor University Theatre in the fall of 2022. It analyzes the script, characters, and themes of the production, examining them through the lens of Linda Hutcheon’s theory of adaptation, and documents the tangible theatrical concepts that emerged as a result. Furthermore, this thesis delves into the collaborative process with the Baylor University faculty, students, and guest artists involved in creating the magical world of Amélie and discusses noteworthy accomplishments and navigated challenges. The primary objective of this analysis considers whether the Baylor University Theatre production of Amélie successfully met the unique needs, expectations, and goals set forth for the creative process and onstage performances as a means of assessing my strengths and weaknesses as a director.