Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Melissa Shafer

Thesis Professor Department

<--College of Arts and Sciences-->

Thesis Reader(s)

Jonathon Taylor


The world of theatre focuses on presentation and showmanship, but what audience never sees is often the most vital parts of the show. Behind the curtains, in the backstage of the theatre is where the real magic happens. This paper focuses on shedding some light on one aspect of the backstage. Without light, nothing would be seen. Follow along as the process of being chosen, creating, research, and production are revealed and explained to make the backstage more appreciated.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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