Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


First Advisor

Laurel C. Shoemaker

Second Advisor

Kathleen Turner

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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 C. Shoemaker. Lincoln, Nebraska: May 2020

Copyright 2020 Adam R. Jezl-Sikorski


The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, in partnership with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, designated Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie as its second production for the 2019-2020 season. The production began previews on Wednesday, November 06, opened Friday, November 08, and ended their run on Sunday, November 17, 2019. As the lighting designer for this production, it was my responsibility to provide the master electrician with the plans and paperwork necessary to physically realize my artist vision. This included a drawn-to-scale light plot, channel hookup, and instrument schedule denoting the placement of lighting equipment as well as any accessories needed. This thesis will analyze the participation of the lighting designer, starting with the preliminary vision, continuing with the conceptual design and concludes with a summation of the process. Following the conclusion of my thesis are the research, paperwork, and photo documentation which help support the information presented within the thesis.

Advisor: Laurel C. Shoemaker