Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)
Michael J. Riha
Second Committee Member
Language, literature and linguistics; Communication and the arts; Anon(ymous); Design; The Odyssey; Theatre
In partial fulfillment of a Master of Fine Arts degree, this thesis paper will document the scenic design process of Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous), performed at the University of Arkansas in February, 2012. This paper will illustrate the approach taken by the designers and discuss the collaborative efforts of the design team and company of actors. The construction process and discoveries and decisions made during technical rehearsals will also be included.
This paper will attempt to answer the question: How do you stage the iconic and beloved story of The Odyssey with limited time, budget and skill? I will begin with a brief analysis of the play, describe the development of the design idea, and end with a self- evaluation of the process and the final product.
Burns, Ashleigh Louise, "Staging an Epic Journey: Developing the Set Design for Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous)" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 759.