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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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I designed the lighting for William Shakespeare's complex piece, The Merchant of Venice, which was produced by the UMass Amherst Theater Department. In this thesis paper, I will discuss the creative process from start to finish, including relevant lighting paperwork and production photographs.


First Advisor

Penny L. Remsen

Second Advisor

Margo Caddell

Third Advisor

Sheila Siragusa

Fourth Advisor

Harley Erdman

Fifth Advisor

Amy Altadonna

Merchant of Venice (Thesis) v2015.pdf (869 kB)
Lighting Plot

Merchant of Venice (Thesis) v2015 section.pdf (1008 kB)
Lighting Section

Merchant of Venice (Thesis) v2015 plate 3.pdf (771 kB)
Lighting Booms/Box Booms

merch4.jpg (4706 kB)
Show Shot 1

merch3.jpg (5292 kB)
Show Shot 2

merc2.jpg (4120 kB)
Show Shot 3

merc1.jpg (5523 kB)
Show Shot 4

Merchant of Venice Magic Sheet-Backup-20141106144828 v2015.pdf (45 kB)
Magic Sheet

Channel Hookup - Merchant of Venice (Thesis).pdf (1832 kB)
Channel Hookup

08venice_at_sunset_24x30inc.jpg (202 kB)
Research image 1

paolo_bigazzi_lavender_field_vence_provence.jpg (1540 kB)
Research image 2