The Visit: A Lighting Design

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The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, production photos, and other materials to document the lighting design for The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at The University of Maryland – College Park production of The Visit. 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 organizational tools for the lighting designer during the tech process. Archival production photographs are included as documentation of the completed design.