​Design Class:  Monday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fall Semester: September 11 through December 4 (12 weeks - no class October 9)  |  $180.00  |  Register
Winter/Spring Semester: January 8 through May 21 (17 weeks - no class January 15, February 19, March 26)  |  $255.00  |  Register


Lighting/Sound:
 Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fall Semester:September 19 through December 12 (12 weeks - no class October 31)  |  $180.00  |  E-Mail to Sign Up for Remaining Sessions
Winter/Spring Semester: January 16 through May 15 (17 weeks - no class March 27)  |  $255.00  |  Register


Set Construction Work Session:
 Saturdays afternoons from 12:00 - 2:30 PM or Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 PM (ongoing enrollment throughout the semester)
Fall Semester:September 16 through December 20 (13 Saturdays - no class November 25; 13 Wednesdays - no class November 22)  |  $195.00; drop-in for $18 per class  |  E-Mail to Sign Up for Remaining Sessions
Winter/Spring Semester: January 10 through May 26 (19 Saturdays - no class March 31; 19 Wednesdays - no class March 28)  |  $285.00; drop-in for $18 per class  |  Register


The Set Construction Work Session welcomes tech crew members at any point during our fall or winter/spring semesters.  Questions?  E-mail Us!


During the summer, please check out our Tech Crew Intensive Camp!


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Who

The Tech Crew is open to all interested students grades 4-12 in school or homeschooled.  The only prerequisite is a desire to learn, explore, meet new people, and collaborate!  All students in the tech crew will explore and work on all technical areas of theatre, depending on their focus class, and always have the opportunity to work on and run tech for student and professional productions at Highwood.


What

Welcoming students with interests in any area of technical theatre theatre - the Tech Crew provides all students with an opportunity to contribute to theatre together through exploration, creativity, and collaboration.  Designed to be an immersive, hands-on technical theatre arts education program, led by a team of area arts professionals, this group of students will meet regularly to learn about all aspects of Technical Theatre and create the technical side of The Highwood Theatre's Mainstage Season of student and professional productions.  Tech Crew members will be consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.


When

The Tech Crew members can choose to sign up for one, two, or all of the weekly focus classes.  Additional times are required for students who choose to run tech for performances (encouraged, but not required).


Focus Classes

Design:  Students in the design class will work directly on designing sets, props, costumes, special effects, and make-up for Highwood’s student and professional productions.  Students will get to indicate their design preferences, and will be assigned one area to focus on for each production as it occurs throughout the year.  Students collaborate with their peers, as well as production directors, to complete their design from start to finish, including drafting, drawing, using computer modeling programs, and then overseeing the construction process.  (Note - light amount of weekly home work will be assigned)

Lighting/Sound:
 Students in this class focus on designing, implementing, and learning the technology behind theatre Lighting and Sound.  From digital sound control, to automated lighting, programming, DMX, conventional lighting, microphones, speakers, sound editing, and more - students take control to design and implement sound and lights for all of Highwood’s student and professional productions throughout the year.   (Note - light amount of weekly home work will be assigned) 


Set Construction Work Session:
 Students in this class focus on set construction and building the sets for Highwood’s student and professional productions throughout the year.  Students who sign up for the entire semester are assigned lead roles (Master Carpenter, Master Painter, etc.) for each production as it comes up.  Any student can also “drop-in” to the class to help out.  Students consistently learn how to interpret building diagrams, dimensions, use power tools and other woodworking techniques, as well as painting and finishing.


The Set Construction Work Session welcomes tech crew members at any point during our fall or winter/spring semesters.  Questions?  E-mail Us!

Tech Crew