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

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The following pages will explore and evaluate the process and composition of my lighting design for the musical A New Brain produced by the UMass Amherst Theater Department in November 2014. This analysis will begin with an overall assessment of my lighting-design work and working methods throughout my career up to this production in order to identify the areas of personal growth that were focal points for this production. A reflection upon the design, collaborative, and technical process, and how the lessons learned from these processes apply to my career goal as an educator of theatrical design, will round out this study.


First Advisor

Penny Remsen

Second Advisor

Margo Caddell

Third Advisor

Gina Kaufmann

Fourth Advisor

Megan Lewis