Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


First Advisor

Laurel Shoemaker

Date of this Version

Spring 4-22-2020


Bassett, B. (2020) The Legend of Georgia McBride: Change In Light Of Passion


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 2020.

Copyright (c) 2020 Bryce A. Bassett


This thesis describes the research and production processes of the lighting design for the play, The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, performed in the Johnny Carson Theatre at the Lied Center for Performing Arts from October 2nd through October 13th, 2019. The play was directed by guest artist Steve Scott with scenic design by Marty Wolff, costumes by Rebecca Armstrong, sound design by Jeff O’Brien, technical direction provided by Austin Elledge, and master electrician Joshua Mullady.

This thesis contains the entire lighting process including the initial meetings, research, conceptualization, technical rehearsals, critical response, paperwork, and production photos.

Advisor: Laurel Shoemaker