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A Chance to Shine: The Long-Term Effects of Participation in High School Theatre Productions, 2021

Identifier: te_2021spring_stillman_dyane.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2021


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


108 pages (108 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"This study's purpose is threefold: first, to expand the field of research in secondary education through investigation of long-term effects of involvement with extracurricular theatre programs in the adult lives of graduates, secondly, to provide qualitative evidence in service of arts advocacy, and thirdly, to demonstrate the applied theatre skill of devising a playscript from community stories. The study examines elements of arts education research and legislation in the United States in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and online interviews with eighteen alumni of Northwest Area Junior-Senior High School in Pennsylvania. Outcomes discussed include participants' perceptions of how their involvement with high school plays manifests in the academic, personal and professional areas of their lives. The author concludes that the theatre ensemble was a collaborative community where students gained confidence and skills while building healthy relationships in preparation for adult life and the twenty-first century workforce." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01D Performing Arts

Physical Description

108 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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