Date of Award

5-2018

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Theater

First Advisor

Varns, Mark K.

Second Advisor

Ojweuyi, Segun

Third Advisor

Zea, Wendi

Abstract

Southern Illinois University’s Department of Theater presented the musical Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik on September 28, 2018. The musical journeys in between two worlds, a provincial German town and the song world. This thesis details the process taken to develop, execute, and reflect on the lighting design for this musical.

The first chapter examines the themes, plot structure, design process structure and beginning goals. Chapter 2 explains my initial ideas, inspirations, and includes rough draft plans of the plot. Chapter 3 lays out the implementation, installation, and final decision making of the design. Lastly, Chapter 4 offers a reflection of my work, evaluation, and future endeavors and goals as a designer.

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