Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Fagerholm, Thomas

Second Advisor

Varns, Mark


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Jonathon Robert Semanski, for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater, presented on December 3, 2014, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. TITLE: THE TECHNICAL DIRECTION OF CLYBOURNE PARK MAJOR PROFESSOR: Thomas Fagerholm This document covers the process of technical direction for the Southern Illinois University Department of Theater production of Clybourne Park. The productions were held on the following dates: November 20 - 23, 2014. The first chapter details the original proposal of the project. The second chapter covers the design meetings and pre-production preparations. Chapter 3 goes through the entire build process and chapter covers the results of the realized production. The final chapter covers how I assessed my goals that I had stated in my proposal. Included in the Appendices are research images, charts, and draftings.




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