This document is a detailed account of Naoko Skala's design process for A Chorus Line by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. It is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato. These documents trace the design process from the designer's preproduction analysis, historical and critical analysis and post production analysis of the effort. Included also is the designer's journal which documents the process chronologically from its inception through its realization. Finally, the designer has provided an analysis of her overall artistic development as it has been influenced by her education and personal experiences throughout her career and culminating with the impact on her process as it related to her tenure in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Appendices and Works Cited are included as well.


John D. Paul

First Committee Member

David McCarl

Second Committee Member

Paul Finocchiaro

Third Committee Member

Steven Smith

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Theatre and Dance


Arts and Humanities

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