The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek: A Play in Production

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Schmookler, Aaron J
Directing; leadership; process; trust; fear; Wallace; Other Theatre and Performance Studies; Theatre and Performance Studies
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THESIS: An investigation into my handling of the production’s key challenges, and into what came of those efforts, will reveal a pattern: decisions made from trust – trust of myself as a leader and of my collaborators – yield a better, more satisfying harvest than do decisions made from fear.KEYWORDS & PHRASES: The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, by Naomi Wallace; theater; theatre; stage; directing; director; process; challenge; time; ritual; live music; heightened language; movement; physicality; casting; actors; designers; lighting; deviant sexuality; audience; conscripting; growth; lessons learned; depression; railroad; train; trust; faith; artistic process; collaboration; leadership.