The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamental elements and principals of technical theatre through hands-on learning that makes use of the production facilities, operations, methods, and technologies used at the Orange Preparatory Academy Auditorium, and to relate these practices to those used in professional, amateur, and educational theaters.
The course will include a brief history of theatrical stages and technology, and an overview of professional theatre and associated labor unions. Students will learn the functions of the creative team, production staff, technicians and stage crew.
Basic elements of scenic construction, design concepts, theatrical lighting, sound technologies, and stage management will be introduced and assessed through practical application.
Participation in either the OPA or OHS Stage Crew is required for this course.