Technical Theatre

Open to Grades: 9-12th & Adults

Florida Course Code Directory # see list below

Students will choose ONE of the following technical theatre classes:

  • Technical Theatre Scenery and Props = Florida Course Code Directory # 0400407
  • Technical Theatre Lighting and Sound = Florida Course Code Directory # 0400408
  • Technical Theatre Costume, Make-up, and Hair = Florida Course Code Directory # 0400409
  • Technical Theatre Directing and Stage Management I = Florida Course Code Directory #0400500
  • Technical Theatre Theater Management and Promotion = Florida Course Code Directory #0400515

LINKS TO KNOW

https://www.facebook.com/groups/techtheatre.ncs

http://www.newcovenantschool.com/activities/site-classes/technical-theatre

For those wishing to earn one-half credit in Scenery & Props, Lighting & Sound, Costumes Make—up Hair, and Theatre Management & Promotion:

  • The student will meet with the teacher(s) for 30 minutes before Acting Class and during acting classes to receive instruction and assignments before the rehearsals.
  • The student must attend the rehearsals.
  • Assignments will have due dates, differing by assignment.
  • The student can expect to spend about two hours a week on out of class assignments. However, for some months those hours may be on one or two extended days, as agreed upon by those involved. For example, a sets team would work for several hours at a time in building sets.
  • For November through mid-March, the student will meet 30-60 minutes ahead of the Acting Class times and will stay 30-45 minutes after the Acting Class ends.
  • Expect reading assignments, website work, and hands-on work in your class topic.

For those wishing to earn one-half credit in Directing and Stage Management I

  • The class will meet on Thursdays from 5 pm to 8 pm beginning in August and continuing through November 3.
  • The student can expect to spend 4 hours a week (including class time) working on these projects and directing.
  • From November through March, the student will meet 30-60 minutes ahead of the Acting Class times and will stay 45-60 minutes after the Acting Class ends, or a mutually agreed upon time.
  • Punctuality is extremely important, especially for the Thursday class.

When

  • From November – March, times will somewhat match those on Acting Class times but will start earlier and end later as stipulated above
  • As listed above as well as using the calendar available for each performance group.
  • PLEASE NOTE: THE TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR THE ACTING CLASSES. TECHNICAL THEATRE STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO BE PRESENT BEFORE THE ACTING CLASS.  THE SPECIFIC TIME MAY VARY WITH THE TECHNICAL THEATRE MODULE SELECTED. SOME MODULES MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL CLASS DATES. SEE ABOVE FOR DETAILS. 
    • Acting Class Fall Semester: Acting K-3rd/4-8th
      • Mondays, 3:30 - 5:15 pm; other times as needed.
      • September 11th, 18th, 25th; October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; November 2nd
      • Performance on November 9th.
    • Acting Class Spring Semester: Acting I/II/III/IV
      • Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; other times as needed.
      • Monday, November 13, 2017 3 pm – 4:30 pm; January 8 from 6:30 – 9 pm and continuing through performance.
      • Ends with two performances, tentatively scheduled for Thursday/Friday, March 8 & 9, 2018.
      • Monday nights November to early March plus Saturday mornings from mid-January to mid-March. A specific list of dates and times will be available in the school office in early September.
  • From November – March, times will somewhat match those on Acting Class times but will start earlier and end later as stipulated above.

Where

  • The meeting locations during August – October will be at the school office.
  • From November to March, the locations will be the same as those on the Acting Class page.

Cost Per Student

  • $15 Registration Fee
  • $20/semester Tuition

Prerequisites

  • None

Registration Deadline

August 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Materials

  • Students will be required to provide...
    • Long Black Pants
    • Black Shirt
    • Black Socks
    • Black, Close Toed Shoes
  • Students must have a 3” 3-ring binder with 8 dividers;
  • Pens
  • Highlighters of 3 colors

Instructor

Sandy Hancock & Other Experts In Specific Topics

Dress Code

  • Students should be dressed in long black slacks or jeans, a black shirt, black socks, and black close-toed shoes at rehearsals and performances. Pants must have pockets. No color other than black may be visible on clothing or shoes.  Black tape can be used to temporarily alter shoes if necessary. Black shirts with logos may be turned inside out as long as no color other than black shows when turned inside out.
  • NO shorts; No sleeveless shirts. NO flipflops. Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely and to get messy (for some modules). All shirts must be long enough to cover the tops of pants when the student’s arms are fully extended above the head.
  • No rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, or jewelry of any kind or dangling accessory may be worn without instructor permission. This is to ensure the safety of the student and everyone else participating in the production.
  • Long hair must be pulled back in a black hair tie/black scrunchy/bobby pins/etc unless granted permission by the instructor.
    • Long hair for this class is defined as hair long enough that it can be held by a hair tie of some sort OR bangs that can reach the tip of the nose.
  • Any nail polish worn must be black, grey, or close to the student's skin color.
  • Dress code policies for this class that conflict with religious beliefs may be discussed with instructor for exemption.  Any such conflicts must be discussed with instructor by the second week of class.

Other information

  •  Students should wear clothing that allows them to move freely while standing, sitting, climbing, and being on the floor and to get messy as needed.

  • Students should bring meals and beverages. We cannot supply these due to so many varied dietary restrictions. Send the meal with the student; since there is no set eating time and students eat when they have free moments, students should bring their own meals which do NOT require heating or refrigeration. We discourage parents from bringing meals to students unless it is impossible to do otherwise.

  • Students are expected to be proactive in their tech work. If you are just sitting around at rehearsals, you are not being proactive.

  • Parents will be expected to make sure their student(s) are spending time each DAY memorizing that week's items.

  • Tech theatre students will be required to have in-depth knowledge of the script when it is made available.

  • Assignments may include work on productions for other school events, such as an elementary presentation to parents, etc.

  • Parents are not allowed to attend rehearsals unless they are acting in the play or are in a tech position.