Technical Theatre and the Visual Arts
Theatre is the complete Fine Art as it incorporates all of the modalitites- music, visual art and theatre.
Most of the elements of technical theatre are part of the Visual Arts. The costumes, lights, sets, program, and publicity posters are all integral to the visual pleasure of the audience. These elements tell the story as much as the words. My students are introduced to all aspects of technical theatre and have to make important decisions in these visual arts.
Costumes are researched, pulled, sewn or borrowed to create the most appealing look for each production.
Lighting is an important element that teaches the basics of physics and color theory.
Publicity posters and programs are created through InDesign and online web creators. Students are taught layout, color theory, how to write press releases and attract an audience. They also create the tickets and take the photos for the program.
Set and Costume Design
Research, script analysis and the elements of design unite in set and costume design.
Puppets are used to teach sewing and design from concept to completion.