Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


Date of this Version

Spring 4-14-2015


Miller, Steven J. "Unity (1918): The lighting of a modern dark comedy with gothic elements." MFA Thesis. University of Nebraska. 2015.


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, 2015

Copyright (c) 2015 Steven J. Miller


This thesis is a reflection on the research and production process of the lighting design of the play Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr, performed in the Studio Theatre at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film from October 9 to 11 and October 14 to 19, 2014. The play was directed by Dr. Ian Borden with scenic design by Vicki Halverson, costume design by Megan Cudd, lighting design by Steven J. Miller and technical direction provided by A.J. Lowery. This thesis documents the lighting design process including initial meetings, research, conceptualization, paperwork, technical rehearsals, critical response, and production photos.

Adviser: Laurel Shoemaker