The Cunning Little Vixen: A Scenic Design

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The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, production

photographs, and other materials that document the scenic design process for The

Cunning Little Vixen by the University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland Opera

Studio. This thesis contains the following: scenic research images that express the

play, and location, and inspiration that helped develop a common emotional

vocabulary with the production team; preliminary sketches; photographs of the ¼”

scale model; a full set of drafting plates and paint elevations used to communicate the

design to the technical director and the paint charge; a prop list with research

supporting, in detail, what is needed for hand props, set dressing, and consumable

pieces for the prop master; and an epilogue of the continuing transformation of this

production due to the unforeseen circumstance of COVID-19.