The Core ensemble

TECH TRACK | Ages 12-19

 
The view from the tech booth at SYT’s 2019 production of The Two Noble Kinsmen.    Pictured: the production light board, operated by Tech Track 2019 students.

The view from the tech booth at SYT’s 2019 production of The Two Noble Kinsmen.

Pictured: the production light board, operated by Tech Track 2019 students.

A Brand New Expansion to SYT’s Core Ensemble


”How far that little candle throws his beams!”

Now offering a comprehensive, six month training and mentorship program in the four key areas of theatrical design: sound, lighting, set, and costumes.

Taught by the SYT Core Ensemble team and professional designers.

 
 

For more information, or to schedule a meeting with SYT’s artistic director to discuss joining the program, please email maria@sytmn.org.

Like What?

Previous tech track classes and mentorship sessions have included…

  • Field trips to a wood shop to build set pieces from scratch

  • QLab programming tutorials and design trainings

  • Independent research projects to design, present, and costume specific characters, including an independent budget and alterations

  • Jumping in and building lighting looks for the entire show when our professional lighting designer was out with the flu!

  • Operating the sound and light boards during Core Ensemble performances.

  • Running the show from backstage; students operate sound and light board, assist with hair and makeup, facilitate costume quickchanges, assist with set changes, and create show-specific moments of theatre magic such as fog, ceiling drops, and more!

TUESDAYS, September - December, 2019
Fall Semester - Workshops

Students meet once a week to delve into Shakespeare’s timeless play HAMLET from the perspective of design, including special deep-dive classes into each of the main areas (lighting, sound, set, costumes) and scenographic explorations of key moments and scenes in the play.

FIND OUT MORE:

Email maria@sytmn.org for details on the program and how you can get involved!

January - March, 2020
Spring Semester - Apprenticeship

Apprentice with one of the professional designers of HAMLET to bring the show to life! Apprentice designers will:

  • Attend production meetings and some rehearsals.

  • Meet weekly with designers to research and shape the concept for the show through concept sketches, image-boards, visual research, and creative experimentation with the play.

  • Work with designers to fabricate final designs, including costume acquisition and construction, set modeling and construction, sound editing, light and projector programming, and more!

  • Work on the show as Run Crew — board ops, hair/makeup and wardrobe crew, etc!