Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)
Shawn D. Irish
Second Committee Member
Weston R. Wilkerson
communication and the arts; Absurd theatre; Jacob hofer; Lighting design; Shards and cycles; The chairs; Triboluminescence
This thesis will describe the historical context, analysis, design, and implementation of the lighting design for the University of Arkansas’s production of Eugene Ionesco’s "The Chairs". Special time will be taken to explain the unique challenges faced by this production both in early design meetings as well as during the implementation of the design. This document will tackle the question: How does the idea of triboluminescence help inform the design of shattered, crystal shafts of light that illuminate and highlight cyclical world of "The Chairs"?
Included in this thesis are all essential lighting design documents including: the light plot, paper work, magic sheet, and research images. Production shots will be included and referenced during the scene-by-scene break down.
Hofer, Jacob, "Shards and Cycles: Lighting Design for "The Chairs" By Eugene Ionesco" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1508.