Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


Date of this Version

Spring 4-7-2016


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 Mitchell L. Critel. Lincoln, Nebraska: May 2016

Copyright © 2016 Gregory Robert Rishoi


The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film opened it′s 2015-2016 Main Stage season with a production of Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel in the Studio Theatre on October 8, 2015. This thesis project encompasses the Technical Direction of Dancing at Lughnasa.

As Technical Director, my principle duties included costing, sourcing, and purchasing all materials required to construct the scenic elements, as designed by the scenic designer Kaitlyn Peterson, engineering and drafting all construction drawings needed to execute the design, developing a build calendar, and supervising scene shop labor to ensure safe and timely completion of all elements, organizing the loading in of all scenic elements, and coordinating the load-in and strike of all other elements with the Lighting, Sound, and Properties departments.

Appendices include technical direction paperwork, construction drawings, and production photos.

Advisor: Mitchell L. Critel