Art, Art History and Design, School of



Sheric W. Hull, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Document Type Article

A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theatre Arts, Under the Supervision of Professor Laurel Shoemaker. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2017

Copyright (c) 2017 Sheric W. Hull


This thesis outlines the concept, research, and production process of the lighting design for the play Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay Abaire. This show took place Oct 6th - 8th and 12th – 16th 2016 in the Studio Theatre at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The creative team was comprised of the director Dustin Mosko*, the scenic designer Lisa Haldeman*, costumes/prosthetics/ puppetry designed by Rebecca Armstrong*, sound designer Araceli Ramirez, projection content Zachary Trout, and I was the production’s lighting designer. The production team was comprised of stage manager Riley Redburn, assistant stage manager Shannon Humiston, Lisa Haldeman* also as props master, Maxx Finn* as projections engineer and Brendan Greene-Walsh* as Technical Director and Jaime Mancuso* as Master Electrician. The direction of Fuddy Meers was in partial fulfillment of Mosko’s M.F.A.

This thesis contains the entire lighting design process for Fuddy Meers including initial meetings, concept work, research, documentation, technical rehearsal process, audience engagement, and production photographs.

* Indicates graduate student

Advisor: Laurel Shoemaker