DramaTech offers four theater production classes through the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture. Though they are numbered Theater Production I-IV, they need not be taken in any particular order. These courses count for one hour of free elective credit, pass/fail. These courses will not help to satisfy your humanities requirement. Also, all classes list ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102 as a prerequisite; however, this requirement can generally be waived. E-mail the Artistic Director if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
In addition, it is not necessary to sign up for a DramaTech class to get involved. For information on getting involved with the theater take a look at the getting involved section of the site. However, if you would like to get more out of involvement than pride in a job well done, pick a class that sounds interesting, register, and dive right in.
This class teaches students about set construction techniques. Generally meeting on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm, students will build and paint scenery, hang curtains and other set related soft goods, set up risers and seating, and generally prepare the physical space. All students will be required to wear appropriate attire (in particular, no open toed shoes) for working with power tools and construction materials.
In this class students will learn what goes into lighting, costuming, or providing props for a theatrical production through practical experience. Students will be expected to select one of the three areas to focus on throughout the semester, although those who wish to work on all three are more than welcome.
Students in this class work box office on nights the shows are running (not all nights, but several nights, scheduled with crew chief). They also help with the shows' publicity (sidewalk chalking, hanging posters/flyers, etc.) throughout the semester. Publicity schedules are flexible; box office schedules are of course tied directly to performance schedules.
This course provides students an opportunity to perform onstage in a production at DramaTech Theatre. Auditions are required.
This class provides an in-depth look at acting, directing and technical theatre. The subject matter changes each semester. This year’s offering included styles of acting with stage combat (fall) and technical theatre (spring).