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Tech Theatre

Tech Theatre




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Technical Theater is a one-semester course that may be repeated for credit. Tech Theater is a course which will explore the most important part of theater, the behind the scenes work. It will give you insight into the dynamics of live theater from backstage. It is not an acting class. It is designed to give you practical, usable skills that would allow you to work in the theater. It is a course that is structured to help you find your niche in the theatrical community and will focus on how to keep live theater a growing vibrant art.


Class Objectives/Goals

This course will enhance the students’ ability to do the following:

  • To speak and listen effectively
  • To demonstrate artistic knowledge and techniques
  • To demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills
  • To demonstrate respect for individual differences


Units of Study

  • First Quarter:
  • Second Quarter:
    • Scenery, Costume and Prop Construction
    • Production Crew Assignments



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Index of Organizations:

Americans for the Arts  www.artsusa.org
ATHE: Association for Theatre in Higher Education  www.athe.org
Audio Engineering Society  www.aes.org
CITT: Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology  www.citt.org
The Costume Society of America  www.costumesocietyamerica.com
ESTA: Entertainment Services & Technology Association  www.esta.org
IAAM: International Association of Assembly Managers  www.iaam.org
IATSE: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees  www.iatse-intl.org
New Zealand Association for Theatre Craft, Design, and Technology  www.nzatt.org.nz
OISTAT: International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians  www.oistat.org
PLASA: Professional Lighting and Sound Association  www.plasa.org/association
Production Manager's Forum  www.productionmanagers.org
SETC: Southeastern Theatre Conference  www.setc.org
Stage Managers Association  www.stagemanagers.org
TCAnet: Texas Cultural & Arts Network  www.arts.state.tx.us
Themed Entertainment Association  www.themeit.com
United Scenic Artists  www.usa829.org
USITT: United States Institute for Theatre Technology www.usitt.org 




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