Date of Graduation

5-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Theatre

Advisor

Michael J. Riha

Committee Member

Les Wade

Second Committee Member

Patricia Martin

Abstract

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.

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