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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: THTR 99C.
Advisory: Advisory: THTR 21A; students must meet with the instructor during the first week of the quarter to arrange hours and assignments.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
2 hours lecture-laboratory, 9 hours laboratory. (132 hours total per quarter)

Description -
Continuation of THTR 99C. Students will gain practical experience in the application of production techniques and organization in any or all of the following areas: construction, scenery, properties, costume, lighting, sound, and production crews.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to organize and supervise a small technical theatre crew in an area of theatrical production.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to organize and supervise small groups in solving the technical demands of a large theatrical production
  3. Create schedules and organize preparation for technical rehearsals with minimal supervision for a multi-scene theatrical production
  4. Demonstrate mastery of theatre terminology and techniques associated with several areas of technical theatre including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound and visual effects
  5. Demonstrate the ability to recruit, train and manage a group of peers to complete front of house or backstage duties for a theatrical production with multiple performances.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Rehearsal space with an unobstructed, flat floor, approximately 30' x 40' for rehearsal. Fully-equipped theatre for performance; make-up studio and dressing room facilities. Fully equipped scene shop for construction, painting and assembly of scenery and properties using a variety of standard techniques.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Supervision of the technical tasks during the running of a production (Lab)
  2. Organize and schedule the creation and assembly of multiple technical elements for a large, multi scene theatrical production including scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects (L-L and Lab)
  3. Responsibility for preparation and organization of tasks required during technical and dress rehearsals of a production (L-L and Lab)
D.Design, create and install special production elements in scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound or visual effects as required for the production
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for front of house work including house management, ushers and concessions for the run of a large department production (L-L and Lab)

  • Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Faculty observation and ongoing performance reviews
    2. Evaluation of individual projects in technical theatre production.
    3. Skill demonstrations
    4. Final evaluation of performance responsibilities and outcomes

    Representative Text(s) -
    Instructor provided play scripts and handouts.

    Disciplines -
    Theatre Technology
    Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
    Lab Content -
    1. Participation and observation of rehearsal process for scheduled production.
    2. Perform various productions support functions dependant on the demands of costumes, set construction, properties, lighting, etc.
    3. Design, create or facilitate production elements for the stage
    4. Observe rehearsals and coordinate front of house or backstage activities within specific production requirements and and accepted procedures.
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    1. Read scripts for production preparation.
    2. Read and assess background materials for production preparation and relevance.
    3. Research materials and methods of implementing required production elements
    4. Create staffing schedules for front of house or backstage staff in line with accepted industry standards.