Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Varns, Mark


Starting from initial research of the show and its roots and ending with evaluation of the work post production, this paper documents the lighting design and the process leading up to SIU’s production of The Addams Family Musical. The first chapter delves into the pre-design research of the script and my personal goals for the design. The second chapter explores the selection and implementation of the design, discussing the procedures and challenges that were encountered leading up to opening night. The third chapter is an evaluation of the work completed regarding the design and technical aspects of the production as well as addressing my personal goals for the production. The appendices include inspiration imagery, light plot with paperwork, pre-visualized renderings, photographs of technical props, and production photographs.




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