Tech & Design Offerings

Technical theatre and design classes

Costume Design I: Sewing Basics (Teens & Adults)
Have dreams of being a costume designer?  Maybe you just want to be able to sew the hem on that pair of pants!  This class teaches students the basics of hand and machine sewing.  Small sewing projects are used to practice your new skills.  Students may be responsible for purchasing fabric and supplies.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: TBD
Times: Wednesdays 7 PM - 8 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Directing I (Grades 9-12)
A course in the fundamentals of script analysis, staging and interpretation.  Students learn the basic skills that constitute the stage director’s craft.  Previous acting or other stage experience is strongly recommended.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Dennis Trainor
Times: Thursdays 7 PM – 8 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Intro to Technical Theatre (Grades 8-12)
Being on stage may garner applause, but it’s what happens behind the scenes that truly creates magic in theatre.  Students will be introduced to the many forms of stage craft (stage management, lighting, sound, costuming, etc.) and learn how they all connect to create one magnificent production.  Understand the roles of directors and designers while learning how to speak “tech.”
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Heymann
Times: Tuesdays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 12 – December 19 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Lighting I (Teens & Adults)
Students are introduced to the vast array of lighting instruments available today.  Discover the purpose of each instrument and how they can be used to create lighting areas.  In addition, safety protocols are reviewed for hanging and focusing lights.  Students must bring an adjustable wrench (C-Wrench) or lighting wrench to class.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brenda Shepard
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375 


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Stage Makeup I (Grades 8-12)
Makeup intended for use in the theater is vastly different from makeup that you might wear out and about or even for a special occasion.  Students will learn real world makeup techniques that they can use for the rest of their lives. Stage and special effects makeup will be explored.  Create professional stage makeup for a variety of characters and roles while gaining knowledge of makeup materials, tools and techniques. Students are responsible for providing personal makeup and tools.  A list of supplies will be provided.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Heymann
Times: Wednesdays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Stage Makeup II (Grades 8-12)
Students will delve deeper into stage makeup in relation to characters and special effects makeup will be explored.  New techniques, tools and products will be used to expand a student’s knowledge and experience in the world of stage makeup.  Students are responsible for providing personal makeup and tools. A list of supplies will be provided.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Heymann
Times: Wednesdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Stage Management (Grades 8-12)
Learn the ins and outs of the role of the stage manager and just how important their role is behind the scenes.  Students will learn how to properly record blocking, run rehearsals and tech, assemble a prompt binder, review safety skills and create paperwork and report templates.  Tips for proper show “calling” will also be taught. A laptop or tablet is required for this class.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Heymann
Times: Tuesdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: September 12 – December 19 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375


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Sound Design I (Teens & Adults)
The course is a beginner’s introduction to audio, intended for the novice who wishes to learn basic audio terminology, functionality of components, design, set up and operation of a basic sound system.  An iPad is required for this class. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Nick Joyce
Times: Mondays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375 

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