Date of Award


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Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts


The process of creating Eat The Sky, a newly developed educational children’s television series program for a contemporary audience of four to eight year old children, involves researching and examining formulas of successful shows such as Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street.

Using the four elements of respect, compassion, honesty and ihe engagement of young people’s imagination through the use of puppetry as a foundation to build upon, this thesis explains the use of the above four elements used in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street and compares them to Eat The Sky. This thesis also explains the process used in creating Eat The Skv. which uses a magazine style of using multiple sections that contain the main theme of each episode. While Eat The Skv loosely follows the four elements named above, the show needs to be reexamined and rewritten to make it even more approachable for the intended audience.