The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamental elements and principals of technical theatre through hands-on learning and to relate these practices to those used in professional, amateur, and educational theaters. The course will include a brief history of theatrical stages and technology, and in overview of professional and educational theatre structure. Students will learn the functions of the creative team, production staff, technicians and stage crew. Basic elements of scenic construction, design concepts, theatrical lighting, sound technologies, costumes, props and stage management will be introduced and assessed through practical application. Participation in either the One Act or Musical Stage Crew is required for this course. A limited amount of time is required outside the school day.