Date of Paper/Work
Type of Paper/Work
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Martha Hardesty, Ph.D.
This research explores the relationship between leadership principles widely believed to be effective and the behaviors demonstrated in art of theatrical direction by directors believed to be effective. The Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach was used to survey actors, designers, and stage managers. Directors from the Twin Cities theater community that the respondents deemed to be most effective were then interviewed. Parallels were drawn between the qualities cited in the surveys and the leadership behaviors theorists believe to be most effective. Findings will be shared with the theater community.
Rizzio, Rebecca L., "Application of Leadership Principles in Theatrical Direction" (2010). Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Theses. 1.