This class introduces students to the fundamentals of theatre; providing everything any aspiring stage technician needs to know to get started in backstage work. Throughout this 12 week class, students will learn all about stages and rigging, production staff, properties, sound, lumber and tools, scenery construction, lighting instruments, control of light and color, and electricity and devices. Students will construct the set for Simply Cinderella, and work as crew during the show. This class is for students ages 10-13.
About this class
This class is appropriate for kids ages 10 - 13 with excellent ability to follow directions. Elements of this class may involve bending, carrying, climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking. During the class, kids will be exposed to tools, including power tools, sharp objects, and lights that can reach nearly 200 degrees F. This class is not recommended for children who are afraid of the dark, small spaces, or loud noises.
Close-fitting long pants and sleeved shirts, close-toed and hard-soled shoes. No sandals, flip-flops, Crocs, or canvas shoes. Wear clothing that you are okay with getting dirty or permanently stained with paint or other substances.
No clothing or jewelry that is flowing or has loose straps or cords (tuck these away).
Long hair should be tied back or kept under a hat, so it does not get caught in tools.
Protective safety wear will be provided and must be used when appropriate: Hard hats, eye goggles, earplugs or muffs, dust masks, face shields, aprons, and gloves.
On the dress rehearsals and performances days: Head to toe black with no logos or reflective properties.