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9th-12th Grade Technical Theatre Class
No experience necessary.

Matthews Playhouse is pleased to offer the following technical theatre courses for High School students who wish to further develop their technical theatre and theatre design skills. Our 9th-12th Grade programming is for serious-minded theatre students who are committed to attending classes each week and are willing to spend time outside of the classroom working on material.

 

The winter session will differ from the fall in order that students may participate in both sessions without repeating material. 

**Technical Theatre Students who participate in the Fall 2024 and/or Winter 2024 School of Theatre classes are invited to interview for technical support positions for the 2025 Spring School of Theatre (SOT) Performances**

9th-12th Grade Technical Theatre- Stage Management and Costumes

Offered: Fall 2024- Winter 2025

Fee: $250/per semester

Course Description:

The curriculum for Technical Theatre: Stage Management and Costumes is oriented towards learning about the basics of stage management, costume design, and props design. Students will learn how to communicate with designers and crew as a stage manager, and will learn how to complete important paperwork for performances. They will also learn about the basics of costume design, how to take costume measurements, hand sewing basics, and machine sewing basics. They will have the opportunity to practice pulling props for a dream show at the end of the semester. 

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Tech Theatre Class, 2022
Photo Courtesy of Marisa Becker

Monday Classes

Fall Semester

Day/Time: Mondays @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Winter Semester Dates: September 23*, 30; October 7 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11

* Mandatory Parent Meeting on first day of class

Winter Semester

Day/Time: Mondays @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Winter Semester Dates: December 2*, 9, 16; January 6, 13, 20, 27; February 3

(No Classes December 23, 30)

* Mandatory Parent Meeting on first day of class

9th-12th Grade Technical Theatre- Scenic Construction and Lighting Design

Offered: Fall 2024 and Winter 2025

Fee: $250/per semester

Course Description:

The curriculum for Technical Theatre: Scenic and Lighting is oriented towards learning about the basics of scenic design, set construction, and lighting design. Students will learn how to use power tools, practice building set pieces and scenic painting, learn how to do drafting for technical theatre, learn how to care for lighting equipment, and get hands-on experience with hanging and focusing lights. 

Wednesday Classes

Classes meet once a week on the following dates and times:

 

Fall Semester

Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Fall Semester Dates: September 25*; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13

* Mandatory Parent Meeting on first day of class

Winter Semester

Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Winter Semester Dates: December 4*, 11, 18; January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5

(No Classes December 24, 31)

* Mandatory Parent Meeting on first day of class

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