Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)
D. Andrew Gibbs
Michael J. Riha
Second Committee Member
Communication and the arts; Design; Lighting; Variations
In partial fulfillment of a Master of Fine Arts degree, this thesis will document the lighting design process for Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations, performed at the University of Arkansas in October, 2012. The paper will illustrate the collaborative approach taken by the design team in developing this production. Also this paper will discuss the close work and collaboration between the light and sound designs, and specifically, the choices made in the technical rehearsals.
This paper will attempt to answer the question: How do you bridge the gap between time and space making one cohesive world, provide various locations, and support the emotional arc of the characters with the use of light? I will begin with a brief analysis of the play, provide an account of the design development, and end with a self evaluation of the process and the final product.
Kaiser, Diana Renee, "Lighting Two Worlds as One: A Variation of Moises Kaufman's "33 Variations"" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 763.