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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Theater

Degree Type

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

Year Degree Awarded

2011

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

Design, Scenic, Collaboration, Musicals, Thesis, Theater

Abstract

A collaborative process, when implemented for a theatrical production, not only reinforces a design team's ability to tell a story, it supports a artistically unified design that can be communicated easily to all members of a production team regardless of their production role. The information within this thesis is documentation of a collaborative process between the Scenic Designer and the production team for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. Preliminary design images, model photographs, Autodesk AutoCAD design plates, and Google Sketchup renderings all serve as steps to communicate scenic design ideas to this collaborative process. The musical was performed on the Rand stage in the Fine Arts Center in December of 2010.

First Advisor

Miguel Romero

Second Advisor

Michael Cottom

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