PART 1: Review of Stage Work Experience
- Prepare a typed 350-word essay that describes your experience in lighting and sound, props and scenery construction, costuming, working backstage, or stage management.
PART 2: Hands-on Practical
PART 3: Interview
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions -- Technical Theatre
Q: Is it necessary to have previous backstage experience?
A: Previous experience is not required; however, you may have experiences that are similar to backstage work. Some students have experiences through their school or community groups, such as helping teachers with video, sound, or computer equipment; others have experiences at home or at camp with woodworking tools or electrical equipment. Of course, with or without experience, we want students who are seriously considering a career working behind the scenes in theatre, television, film, or special events.
Q: Is there any way to prepare for the hands on practical?
A: The practical will involve setting up lighting equipment, sound equipment, and having a working knowledge of simple tools. You can prepare by having someone give you directions that have 4 - 5 steps, for example, setting up stereo or computer equipment.