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Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates


This thesis records and details my journey of bringing to the stage Fire and Cloud, a short story by one of America's most respected and controversial writers, Richard Wright. It chronicles what I learned about him as a writer and the value of his work for the stage. In producing Fire and Cloud the director endeavored to assemble of group of actors who were willing to take risks while creating an environment for them in which they could function effectively as an ensemble.


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Date of Submission

June 2008