Theatre Design and Production

Are you interested in what happens behind the scenes at a concert or play? Do you want to learn how to design and create your own productions? Do you enjoy telling stories with items that you have made? Are you interested in running lights and sound for live events? If you are interested in any of these areas, we encourage you to apply for technical theater.


The Technical Theater Audition will consist of four parts:


   1. A brief Written Response
    • Students will answer a brief written response onsite at the school.
    2. Home Project - to be completed before the audition. Please bring the final project with you
    • Choose a Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Traditional Story, or Fable.  (Suggested possible stories:  Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, John Henry, Tortoise & Hare, Robin Hood, Noah and the Flood, Anansi the Spider.)
    • Imagine you are presenting this story as a PLAY for an audience.  (Try to imagine it differently than a movie or TV show that you might have seen).
    • Do ONE of the following and bring it with you to the interview.
      • Make a drawing or painting in color of how the set for this play would appear
      • Make a model of how the set would appear 
      • Make a drawing or painting in color of how two of the main characters would appear
    3. Examples of  Previous Work –  bring in 1-5 examples to your audition
    • Students are encouraged bring in 1-5 examples of their BEST work. We are aware that students (esp. 8th and 9th graders) may have limited experience in technical theater. Bring what you have. Examples of previous work might include:
      • Drawings or photographs of scenery, props, costumes, or puppets on which the student has worked
      • Production / prompt scripts or cue sheets from a show
      • Craft or Tech Ed projects
      • Planning drawings for a project
      • A few examples of your best artwork
      • Examples of sewing
    4. Interview
    • Applicants should be prepared to discuss:
      • Their experiences and interest in Set Design, Construction, Painting, Stage Lighting, Sound Design/Recording, Costumes, and/or Stage Management
      • Any related skills such as:  carpentry, sewing, painting, electronics, musical engineering, handicrafts, photography
      • Their interest in learning Theater Production and Design. 
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