Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


First Advisor

JD Madsen

Second Advisor

Dr. William Grange

Third Advisor

Michelle Harvey

Date of this Version

Spring 5-23-2021


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 2021

Copyright © 2021 Grace Trudeau

A Midsummer Nights Dream was produced by the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and opened October 1st, 2021. This thesis was completed prior to the production on April 23rd, 2021.


The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, production photographs, and other materials which document the scenic design for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. This thesis contains the following: research images indicating thematic ideas for Athens and the Forest, weather patterns for Athens and Woodland, environmental textures and colors, shapes, and forms; preliminary sketches and photographs of the ¼” scale model; a full set of drafting plates and paint samples, a set dressing reference book; paperwork generated during the rehearsal process; and additional information. Archival production photographs are available by contacting the designer or the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.

Advisor: Joshua Madsen