Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Fagerholm, Thomas


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OFZachary Alley, for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Technical Direction, presented on March 27, 2022, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. TITLE: I HAVE A FEVER FOR MORE PEACOCKS: TECHNICAL DIRECTION FOR HAY FEVER MAJOR PROFESSOR: Thomas FagerholmThe Hay Fever production was produced on December 2, 2021 at Southern IllinoisUniversity Carbondale’s School of Theater and Dance. This thesis will pull the reader through the ideas, planning, and construction of the realized scenic design that composed the work of the technical director on this production. Focuses on how the technical director maintained open communication between the production team throughout the process. The technical director strived to bring clear interpretations of the scenic elements into their drafting to be used by the build crews to make the set a reality within the time and budget. Hopefully by presenting this thesis to the reader they can have a more extensive understanding that the work of technical direction is even more involved than just the material world of set construction.




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