Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Naversen, Ronald

Second Advisor

Varns, Mark


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Logan Thomas Reagan, for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater, presented on December 5, 2015, at Southern Illinois University. TITLE: RAGTIME: A SCENIC DESIGN MAJOR PROFESSOR: Dr. Ronald Naversen This document covers the process of scenic design for the Southern Illinois University Department of Theater production of Ragtime. The productions were held on the following dates: October 24-27, 2013. The first chapter provides an in depth analysis of the script. The second Chapter focuses on the design process leading into the third chapter which focuses on the build process. The final chapter focuses on an evaluation and reflection of the previous chapters processes. Included in the Appendices are further documentation used throughout the design and build processes. These include charts, research images, models, storyboards, draftings, paint elevations and production photos.




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