TECHNICAL THEATRE PD 08/09 ∑

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

meet the professionals
We will be inviting experts, manufacturers and retailers to answer your questions. Angstrom Lighting Make Believe, Inc (Costumes) Acme Display (Portable Storage) Ben Nye Co. (Make Up) Rosalie & Alva School (Flooring, Mirrors, Bars) LA Propoint (Stage Rigging and Drapery) LA Trade & Technical College (Cosmetology) Passado (Stage Combat) Shaffner/Stewart (Production Design) South Bay Sound & Light (Audio) The Scenic Route (Customized Steel Decking) Palco Specialties (Reconfigurable Unit Sets) Through the lens of CTE, build cooperative feeder school groups and develop strategies to share rentals, props, lighting & audio equipment. Develop marketing tools, while inspiring students to become technical mentors earning service-learning credits.

partnerships
We are very proud to have 24th Street Theatre partner with us. 24th Street Theatre is a leader in Arts Education, providing world class Arts Ed for ten thousand students and teachers each year! Award-winning teaching artists Debbie Devine and Jay McAdams have been creating rejuvenating professional development workshops for educators for more than two decades. Thousands of teachers nationwide have experienced their Teaching As A Performing Art PD workshops. Based in New York City, Scott C. Parker and Sonny Sonnenfeld bring their all day Stage Lighting Super Saturday seminar to Los Angeles for the first time. The event will take place in February 2009 at a local high school. Industry specialists will demonstrate: stage lighting, lighting fixtures, colors & scrollers, gobo’s & rotators, projections and effects, consoles, programming, wireless DMX, maintenance, automated lights and more. For more information please visit www.stageseminars.com.

† OVERVIEW ¢
FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN THE ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL ELEMENTS OF OUR CRAFT IS OFTEN A VERY CHALLENGING TASK FOR THEATRE AND DANCE INSTRUCTORS. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL JOIN US IN OUR 2008/09 INTERACTIVE TECHNICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS. LEARN FROM PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS, STUDENTS, VENDORS AND TEACHERS.

Behind the Scenes
expanding your knowledge and skills
We invite you to come and explore the possibilities in technical theatre. The goal is to engage with professionals who can train visual and performing arts educators with hands on skills development in planning, designing, budgeting, practical applications and instructional models. We will encourage participants to go back to their schools and develop any tech project with their students to be presented at any one of the six Saturday workshops. WORKS IN PROGRESS Exhibits can include media presentations, light plots, scenic constructions, props, costumes, flow charts, models, tool use demonstrations, as well as portfolio presentations. All levels of technical expertise are appreciated. Our intention is to create a dialogue between novices and experts with a common emphasis on safety and innovation. ASSESSMENT Selected high school teachers will be invited to enroll their students in a no cost nationwide pilot of the Technical Theatre HS Exit Exam. The test is the first of its kind developed by the New York City Dept. of Ed. in collaboration with the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute. It involves a multiple choice test and optional practical performance tasks in Stage Management, Lighting & Sound, Costuming, Hair & Make Design, Running Crews, and stage design related Carpentry.
FOR MORE INFORMATION

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
OCTOBER 14 secondary theatre only technical theatre for dummies 24TH ST THEATRE

NOVEMBER 15

set design publicity mask making 1

SUTTER MS LD1

DECEMBER 13

stage combat hairstyling paint effects

WILSON HS LD5

salary point opportunity Participants will be eligible to earn up to three salary points if they attend all scheduled Saturday workshops and complete all required homework. The homework can include a combination of: written lesson plans or units of study; a comprehensive action plan for technical theatre; facilitation of workshops; and presentations of student works in progress. One salary point can be earned for attending two Saturday workshops and completion of assigned homework. If teachers prefer, they can be paid training rate (approx. $27.50 p/ hr) through their own school’s SB1131 funds. Teachers who actively participate as presenters and/or hosts in the series of workshops will be paid training rate or earn salary points for their contributions. Please contact us if you have a particular technical skill that you could teach your peers.
DISCLAIMER

FEBRUARY 28

fabric flats portable lighting puppetry

IVANHOE ES LD4

MARCH 7

stage rigging make up design sewing lab costume design

EAGLE ROCK HS LD4

MARCH 28

lighting instrument repair masks 2 building flats

CARSON HS LD8

APRIL 18

audio for concerts lighting design projections

MARSHALL HS LD4

This brochure is purely a DRAFT version. TBA are exact dates, venues, presenters and budgets. 9/21/08.

RUSSELL COPLEY , NBCT SECONDARY THEATRE EXPERT 213-241-3574 STEVEN MCCARTHY, PHD. ELEMENTARY THEATRE SPECIALIST 213-241-0512
JUNE 9 secondary theatre only

backstage pass a reflective study

24TH ST THEATRE