Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Holcombe, Robert


This thesis document is a revisiting of the technical direction of Southern Illinois University's production of RENT. In it, in Chapter One, you will see background on the production itself with a table illustrating a breakdown of scenes from the script and technical challenges for each. Following this, Chapter Two begins discussion of the process I, as the technical director, went through, including preparation, the build itself, and the strike process. The final chapter of this document is a self-reflecting section where the issues I encountered during the process are addressed, and ways I can improve as a technical director are indicated.




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