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Theatre and Performance Studies


Jack Halstead


The conceptualization and realization of the lighting design for the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University Theater Department's Production of Medea Machine in the Fall of 1991 comprised the bulk of this creative project. Directed at a reading audience of beginning theater students, this written summery includes: a description of the various elements of lighting design, a description of the play itself, a detailing of various artistic influences such as postmodernism and Epic Theater, a description of the elements of the actual design, and an evaluation of the design's effectiveness. Also included are reproductions of the design's light plot, and abridged instrument schedule, production photographs, and a production program.