Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Zea, Wendi


This thesis document follows the costume design and production of Southern Illinois University’s February 2021 production of Tuck Everlasting: the Musical. This “earthbound fantasy” musical takes the audience along with the young protagonist on a life changing journey as she discovers a mysterious immortal family living in the wood near her home. The primary focus surrounds a costume designer’s role through analysis, the design process, the production process, and reflection as it applies to Tuck Everlasting: the Musical.




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