There is so much more to Theatre and the performing arts than just what you see on-stage. In Stagecraft, we will explore what happens on the technical side of theatre, and students will grow to appreciate just how much work goes on behind the scenes.

Academic Expectations

By the end of the semester, students will learn many skills relating to technical theatre and stagecraft, including but not limited to:

  • Backstage safety
  • Parts of a stage and crew jobs
  • Basic set construction
  • Scene painting
  • Lighting/Sound Design
  • Costume/Makeup Design
  • Props
  • Assist in work on current season productions.

*All students must attend or participate in AT LEAST ONE production (outside of those done for/in class) for each semester they are enrolled in Theatre classes. Following the show, students must write a critical review of the performance they have attended and provide proof of attendance (ticket stub, program, or a *non-flash* photo of curtain call). Ideally, this production will be performed at Heritage, but if needed, you may attend and review a production at another school or community/professional theatre.