Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


Date of this Version

Spring 4-20-2015

Document Type



A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College of 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 Victoria Halverson


This thesis’ purpose is to provide research, photographs and other materials that document the scenic design process of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s opera production titled A Wedding. Included in this thesis are the following: research images used to convey ideas about location, time period, mood, scale, and textures to the director; visual tools used to communicate the scenic design: early sketches, renderings, and photos of the ¼” scale white and color models; a complete set of drafting plates and painter elevations used to communicate the look of each scenic element to the technical director and paint charge; a props list that details each item used in the production; props research images, giving visuals for the props list; and any additional renderings and paperwork generated during the rehearsal process. Production photographs are included as documentation of the completed design.

Advisor: Laurel Shoemaker