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A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College of the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirement For the Degree of Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theatre Arts, Under the Supervision of Professor Joshua David Madsen. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2023

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The purpose of this thesis is to document the design processes of the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s production of Stop Kiss by Diana Son, produced March 1-9, 2023, in partnership with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. Documented is a complete representation of a scenic design process including discussion of practices and design methodologies, research plates, supporting analytical paperwork, preliminary sketches, digital renderings, and 1/4” scale model photos, a full set of drafting, painter’s elevations and a corresponding props and dressing list. Performance photos follow as an archive of the production process and performance photos.

Advisor: Joshua David Madsen