Mentorship Technical Theatre
The programme offers a full schedule of theoretical and practical classes in
addition to some independent study projects. In Technical Theatre level 1, a
large focus of the programme is on basic communication skills, procedures
and organizational aspects of theatre through production and performance
opportunities on Studio Stage productions.
Students study the techniques of technical theatre and the disciplines that
support it, such as lighting, scenic painting, sound, scenic carpentry, design,
props, costumes and stage management. Tech students take part in Studio Stage productions, doing everything from acting to stage management to costumes, props, lights, and set construction.
After successfully completing Technical Theatre level 1, students are interviewed to determine their participation in Technical Theatre level 2. Alternately, students may carry on their studies in the Dramatic Arts level 2.
Technical Theatre level 2 & 3 focuses on practical application of skills. Majors and minors are offered in lighting, stage carpentry, sound, stage management,costuming, and properties. The student’s timetable is designed around the schedule of the Opera House since the focus of Technical Theatre level 2 & 3 is theatrical production. Students are expected to operate the technical elements and run productions at the Opera House and Studio Stage. Specialized classes and projects, including a self-produced final project, round out the curriculum.