How to Catch a Star: a Lighting Design
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The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, and production photographs that document the lighting design for the Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of How to Catch a Star, conceived, written, and directed by Jared Mezzocchi. This thesis contains the following: research images collected to develop and visually communicate ideas about color, texture, intensity, form, composition, and mood to the production team; preliminary and final organization of desired equipment to execute the lighting design; a full set of drafting plates and supplementary paperwork used to communicate the organization and placement of lighting equipment to the master electrician; and magic sheets and cue lists used as organization tools for the lighting designer during the tech process. Archival production photographs are included as documentation of the completed design.