This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Masters of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts at Minnesota State University, Mankato. It is a detailed account of Matthew Caron's directorial process for A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro. The play was produced in the Andreas Theatre and ran from September 17 to 23, 2014. The thesis chronicles the director's artistic process from pre-production through performance in five chapters: a pre-production analysis, an historical and critical perspective, a rehearsal and performance journal, a post-production analysis and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.
Date of Degree
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Theatre and Dance
Arts and Humanities
Caron, Matthew L., "Directing A Piece of My Heart" (2015). All Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 387.
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