Date of Award


Document Type



Theatre Arts

First Reader

Professor Eric Phillips

Second Reader

Professor Drew Hampton

Third Reader

Dr. Doug Sonheim


I play a card game called Magic: The Gathering. The tasks of the art director of the cards and the creative process they utilize is fascinating to me. Through researching my favorite card game and through the creation and design of Painting the Roses Red, a theatre production at Ouachita Baptist University that took place in February of 2018, I have found several similarities between the art direction of Magic and the direction of Painting the Roses Red. In the following, I will compare the two artistic mediums, and describe my design process for the Cheshire Cat puppet for Painting the Roses Red.



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