Students will explore various aspects of technical theatre while producing plays and musical theatre pieces throughout these courses. Project based, hands on learning environments make for engaging classroom experiences, rounded out by real world learning opportunities.
Courses focus on three aspects of technical theatre: Sound Reinforcement, Theatrical Lighting and Stage Management. While studying sound, students learn about the nature of sound, the types, uses and applications of various types of microphones and how to operate a sound board. In the lighting section, students learn how to hang and maintain different types of lighting fixtures and how to design a lighting plot. In the stage management unit, students will learn how to keep a master prompt book, schedule and run technical rehearsals, manage a stage crew and, in some cases, work as a stage manager for a professional guest director.
These courses prepare students for post secondary study of technical theatre and give them the skills to work directly in the industry.
Graduates from this program have gone on to study at Ryerson, Humber, and Sheridan and to work with companies such as Westbury National Show Systems or Toronto’s Factory Theatre. Courses are offered for students in both grades eleven and twelve.