This document provides a detailed and comprehensive record of Joseph Skala's process for the technical direction of Chicago, written by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. It is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from Minnesota State Mankato. This thesis traces the technical director's process beginning with a preproduction analysis of the scenic design. It includes a historical and critical analysis of the production, a journal detailing the technical director's process, post production analysis and an analysis of the technical director's process development. Appendices and works cited are included.


John D. Paul

First Committee Member

Paul E. Finocchiaro

Second Committee Member

David McCarl

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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