Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


First Advisor

Joshua Madsen

Date of this Version

Spring 5-23-2018

Document Type



A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College of the University of Nebraska In partial fulfillment of the requirements For the Degree of the Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theatre Arts, Under the Supervision of Professor Joshua Madsen. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2018

Copyright 2018 Lisa Marie Haldeman


The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, production photographs, and other materials that document the scenic design for the co-production between the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and the Nebraska Repertory Theatre titled Lord of the Flies. This thesis contains the following: research images collected to develop and communicate ideas about location, shapes, forms, texture, scale, mood, and historical reference to the production team; preliminary sketches and photographs of the 1/4” scale model, visual tools used to convey the ideas of the scenic design; a full set of drafting plates, 1:1 paint samples and reference images used to communicate the look of each scenic element to the technical director and paint charge; a props list for detailing each prop used in the production; prop/paint research images, used to visually support the information in the prop list; and additional ground plans and paperwork generated during the rehearsal process. Archival production photographs are included as documentation of the complete design.

Advisor: Joshua Madsen