Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


First Advisor

Laurel Shoemaker

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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 2019.

Copyright (c) 2019 Jaime Mancuso


This thesis describes the research and production processes of the lighting design for the play An Act of God by David Javerbaum performed in the Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center for Performing Arts from September 28th through October 14th 2018. The play was directed by guest artist Michael Mendelson with scenic design by Jill Hibbard, costume design by Haley Williams, lighting design by Jaime Mancuso, sound design by Emily Callahan, projection design by Greyson McCown technical direction by Daniel d’Egnuff, and master electrician Adam Sikorski.

This thesis documents the lighting design process for An Act of God including initial meetings, conceptualization, paperwork, tech process and production photographs.

Advisor: Laurel Shoemaker