About Our Program
In addition to class time, students in all tech classes gain much of their training through hands on experience by building sets and working with tech instruments, gaining the knowledge needed to progress in the classes. These include Saturday Work days to construct, tech weeks of performances, including “strike” at the end of the production, and progress review at the end of the school year.
Students in Technical Theatre will be trained in the classroom as well as a hands-on lab in the DaySpring workshop! In the classroom they will learn fundamentals and design elements, and in the lab they will learn the tools in the shop and paint space and skills of set construction. Training continues backstage and within the performance space where they learn what it takes to participate on a stage crew. Projects in this course will emphasize safe and correct tool usage in a variety of circumstances, building items from a printed plan, and following verbal instructions to complete a build. In this course, students will get certification in personal safety, tool management, and building construction.
**This course meets Tuesday and Thursday
**Students in this course will participate in work days and tech weeks of all DaySpring Productions
Once students have successfully learned all concepts from Technical Theatre II, they will be given the opportunity to work as the designer on one or more of DaySpring shows. Working with the Technical Director and Director, the student will design some technical aspects of a show. Specifics of which area(s) they will design will be decided on an individual basis. The design process may include concept, design and budget meetings; consultation with the technical director; and creating drawings, renderings and worksheets relative to the designs. Designers will also oversee implementation of their designs which could include running work days and/or the technical side of tech week rehearsals. Students, when not working on a design for a show, will also work with other Technical Theatre I2 students and instructors on projects and designs in the class. This could also include teaching concepts they have learned and mastered in the class.
PREREQUISITE: Completion of Technical Theatre and Instructor Approval