Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


Date of this Version

Spring 4-16-2015


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: April 2015

Copyright (c) 2015 David Bruce Tousley III


This thesis describes the research and production processes of the set design for the play, Love’s Labor’s Lost by William Shakespeare, performed in the Howell Memorial Theatre, from November 13th through November 23rd at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska. Love’s Labor’s Lost was directed by Melora Kordos. David Tousley acted as the production’s set designer, Sarah Resch designed the lighting, Katie Davis designed the costumes, Lucas Dunwoody designed the sound, Vicki Halverson acted as the props mistress, and Greg Rishoi was the acting technical director.

This thesis contains the entire set design process for Love’s Labor’s Lost including initial meetings, conceptualization, renderings, paperwork, tech process and production photographs.

Advisor: Laurel Shoemaker