Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


First Advisor

Jamie Bullins

Date of this Version

Spring 5-4-2023


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillments of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theater Arts, Under the Supervision of Professor Jamie Bullins. Lincoln, Nebraska: May 2, 2023.

Copyright © 2023 Paige Renata Moeller


In this thesis our rendition of Death of a Salesman turns the story by presenting it in the eyes of an African-American working man. With the influence of the infamous Arthur Miller, my take on this classic tale will demonstrate the maturity and elegance that I could manufacture during the intense process. The show had a surplus of challenges, one of the biggest being the content of the script itself with our contrasting vision, as well as sudden directorial shifts and character additions. This thesis will cover the entire process from initial designs, communication, tech process, and more. The complexity of the story that was told is elevated by the matching color palette that I included in our costumes, as well as the work from the rest of my design team.

Advisor: Jamie Bullins