Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Arts Management



First Advisor

Larry Quiggins

Second Advisor

Donnell Walsh

Third Advisor

Janet Strzelec


In order to satisfy the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Lindenwood University, I was required to perform a leading role in a production. In addition to the rehearsal and performance process, I am required to submit a thesis paper to supplement my experience. My proposal to perform the role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls was accepted and the process began in the fall of 2012. Contrary to popular belief, Sky is a complex character that is more than just a typical leading male. Throughout the rehearsal process I was able to explore new tactics that would help Sky achieve his objectives. This paper will document that process and provide insight into the choices I made as Sky Masterson.