Fine Arts

Tech Theater

Students focus on developing the basic tools and procedures for creating elements of technical theatre as listed below.   Technical knowledge of safety procedures and demonstrated safe operation of theatre equipment are central to success in this course.  Students will be required to attend or participate in technical work, rehearsals, and/or performances beyond the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

Course Description:

Technical Theatre class will introduce the first year technician to the areas of stagecraft and theatrical production. You will climb ladders, lift things, build (no power tools), paint, work online, research, work with makeup, and handle very expensive equipment in this class. The theatre elements to which you will be introduced will include, but are not limited to:

Stage elements Stage properties (props) Crews/Assignments
Theatre appreciation Costumes/Makeup Sound Engineering/Recording
Lights and Lighting Design Fly System/Safety Box Office/Ticket Sales
Stage Management Scene Design Publicity


  • Be Prepared
  • Be polite and helpful
  • Be Safe
  • Be Clean!

Classroom Procedure:

  • Our class will meet in the theatre unless you are otherwise informed.  Be in the theatre, sitting in the front and center when the tardy bell rings.
  • You must have a pair of closed‐toe shoes available at all times!  Ladies – it is not wise to wear skirts on days we are doing “hands on stage” kind of stuff.
  • All equipment and personnel are to be treated with respect.   Negative and indifferent attitudes will not be allowed to touch ANYTHING in the theatre!!!

“Gig” Procedure:

  1. Arrive at least 45 minutes before “showtime”, wearing your Shirt.
  2. Introduce yourself to the person for whom you are working.
  3. Finalize setup for the event.
  4. Be helpful and courteous during the event.
  5. Cleanup after the event.