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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: April, 2014

Copyright (c) 2014 Clayton Van Winkle


This thesis describes the research and production processes of the lighting design for the play, Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher, performed in the Studio Theatre, repertory style, from July 19th through August 10th at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska. Mrs. Mannerly was directed by Rob Urbinati. Clayton Van Winkle acted as the production's lighting designer, Laurel Shoemaker designed the set, Sharon Sobel designed the costumes, Mike Smith designed the sound, Erica King acted as the props mistress, and Chris Stepanek was the acting technical director.

This thesis contains the entire lighting design process for Mrs. Mannerly including initial meetings, conceptualization, renderings, paperwork, tech process and production photographs.

Advisor: Laurel Shoemaker

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