In the 2021-2022 season, the technical theatre students worked on the following projects:

In the 2021-2022 season, the technical theatre students worked on the following projects:

Design Projects: All of the sets for Every Not Just dance show: Twas the Night Before Christmas, Footloose, Puffs, Oliver JR, Little Mermaid JR, The Hobbit, Twisted Tales, Dinosaurs Before Dark. Little Mermaid Costumes, Summer Show Set Designs: Bugsy JR, Guys & Dolls JR & Fiddler on the Roof.

  • New Materials:
    • Burger Sign with tube lighting
    • Reupholster of the chairs for Twas the Night Before Chrsitmas
    • Spray foam for milkshakes in footloose
    • Owl that flew across the stage
    • Lightweight Joint Compound to create pieces of bricks (Twas the Night Before Christmas)
    • Light Gels to Create Stain Glass (Little Mermaid Trident)
  • Construction:
    • Worked with wood to construct Twas The Night Before Christmas (Entire walls complete with 2 working doors and  faux windows) as well as hung frames and decor to make the set come to life, as well as built the fireplace and learned a third faux bricking technique, Built the stack-able platforms that would be danced on for Footloose, Oliver & The Hobbit. Learned how to effectively drill.
    • Created bar cart for Clue out of PVC & wood
    • Created a framed picture wall and horizontal Legs (walls) for Puffs
    • Created an oar (pvc pipe and wood) for Little Mermaid
    • Designed and created the row boat for Little Mermaid (using wood, casters, PVC, cloth & paint)
    • Working with foam to create Footloose bridge spanning 20 feet, Bomont Sign in Footloose, Faux Wall that light up in Puffs
    • Wooden Mirror frames for Puffs, bookcase for Puffs
    • Created the blacklight Soul Wall in Little Mermaid out of wood
    • Puffs magic point system, created for theatre magic
    • Compressor and nail gun to add finishing touches such as molding and chair rail to Twas The Night Before Christmas Set
    • Created a platform for the podium in Footloose
    • Created Triton’s Trident in Little Mermaid
    • Book pages Puffs
  • Painting
    • learned sponge bricks & grout technique to update the fire place (Twas & Oliver), acting boxes for Wooden Crates (Oliver), Little Mermaid Stair Covers
    • Created stencils and used those stencils to create wall in Twas
    • Muslin backdrop to wood grain effect, so the we could do special effects
    • Wall in Puffs to create a castle life effect, banners to distinguish the teams, stage painting of the Puffs Crest
    • Detailed painting for all performances
    • Basic painting to include painting/priming wood, platforms and the stage
  • Sewing:
    • Designed and pulled costumes for Little Mermaid
    • Learned and used blanket stitching
    • Learned and used hem stitching
    • Learned and used Knife Pleats
    • Created Design and execution for Little Mermaid stepsister skirts.
  • Set design
    • Created Initial Designs for the Sets which were presented to each director
    • Learned and implemented stage masking
    • Worked with Velcro on skirting platforms
    • Changed Masking based on the needs of each show
  • Lighting
    • Learned and operated the light board for all shows
    • Designed & executed the Footloose Burger, which includes learning circuits and understanding how to connect the tube lighting
    • Added LED lights to the Puff Magic Wall
    • Cross lighting in Puff, Oliver and little mermaid set
    • Street lights in Oliver
    • Blacklights in Ursula layer in little mermaid
  • Production:
    • Theatre basics, for example, how to re-purpose previously used items
    • Design and Execution of Haunted House Rooms. (unable to do this year do to covid)
  • Running Crew
    • Stage Crew for Twas the Night Before Christmas, Footloose, Puffs, Oliver JR, Little Mermaid JR, The Hobbit, Twisted Tales, Dinosaurs Before Dark
    • During transitions changed the set to accommodate the scene change; couches, tables, benches, rolling flats, beds, boxes, curtains etc.
    • Assisted cast members with costume changes (especially quick changes)

Maybe you saw some of their handy work! Many more things were made for each show but this highlights a few of our favorites.