Learn skills and use available resources
Students of Education/Teachers of any grade
The workshop will cover all of the design and technical aspects of producing a musical/play in a school setting.
Participants will begin the day with activities that encourage them to focus on the artistic qualities of design. Next they will focus on specifics about each of the four areas of theatrical design. Finally, they will determine ways to break down the process to get the entire school community involved in both design and creation.
The world of technical theater is usually broken down into four main areas or elements: Scenery, Costumes, Lights, and Sound. The execution of the designs of these elements works in tandem with the cast and the production team to assist in telling the story of the musical or play. While each area has its own specific properties, demands, and strengths, it is the combination of all four areas that help bring a show to life.
- The objectives of this workshop are to empower teachers to;
- feel confident in their abilities to design and create the technical elements for a play in their schools
- gain a deeper understanding of the basic design areas
- learn techniques to create technical elements in a simple way
- experience collaboration techniques designed to assist in the creation of materials
- understand the basic idea of design
- learn the importance of a unified design concept
- analyze a script to determine the technical needs
- gain insight in basic design shortcuts
- learn techniques for producing technical elements within a school community
- feel empowered in creating the design and technical elements for their show