This document is a thesis submitted in fulfillment of the master of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. It is a detailed account of author Adam Yankowy’s artistic process in creating the role of Frederick Barrett in the Minnesota State University, Mankato’s production of Titanic: The Musical in the Fall of 2015. The thesis follows the actor’s process beginning with the early production analysis in the first chapter. The actor then discusses the work in its historical context followed by a detailed journal of the acting process in chapters two and three. Chapter four is the post-production analysis and the fifth chapter gives an overview of Yankowy’s growth and process through his time at Minnesota State, Mankato. Appendices and works cited are also included.


Paul Hustoles

First Committee Member

Melissa Rosenberger

Second Committee Member

Matthew Caron

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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