Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Jason Robert Brown;Scenic Design;Songs for a New World
Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown was produced by the University of Arkansas Department of Theatre as the final show of the 2022-2023 season. The musical comprises sixteen independent songs taken from Brown's work on various projects, coming together to create a collection of scene-songs that examines life and the choices we make. While each song's storyline is different and musically distinctive, each presents similar stories of characters facing a moment of decision in their lives and an opportunity to transition from old to new. The result is neither an ordinary musical nor revue but a theatrical song cycle about 'one moment,' taking a stand, and making a decision. This thesis examines the entire scenic design process for Songs for a New World, starting from initial conversations with the director to the opening of the fully-realized production at the University Theatre in May 2023.
McInnis, M. (2023). The Scenic Design: Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4983