Want to learn more about Technical Theater? Interested in putting on events but not clear on the technical terminology you’ll need? Looking to be more involved at the BCT as a union stagehand? The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is opening its free Technical Theatre Training sessions for I.A.T.S.E 618 stage hands to the general public. These three-part sessions are available to any skill and experience level. Each session will follow the following format:
5:30-6:30pm: Introduction to Technical Theatre
An introduction to terminology, equipment, and the great capacity they provide to transform a performance space. This section is particularly suited to individuals and groups interested in renting the Theater and/or presenting events, members of the arts community looking to increase their general field knowledge, and anyone who has ever been curious about the backstage functions of a performance space.
6:30-7:00pm: Discussion Topic
Focusing on a different topic each time, we will have a guest from the technical theater community lead a discussion about their area of expertise. Guest Speaker for this session: E.J. Ernsberger, First Electrician-Lighting with the IU Auditorium.
7:00-8:30pm: Lighting and Audio Workshop
These sessions provide opportunities to delve into practical, hands-on work with Lighting and Audio equipment as well as some simple staging and theater operations. We will work together to set up aspects of a different mock BCT event for each session.
If you have questions about the training session’s content, please contact Skylar Delk, assistant technical director, at email@example.com.