The area just off stage, of a theatre is referred to as “The Wings.” Our “In the Wings” series’ presents students with an introductory experience of theatre from the perspectives of a technical director, scenic, lighting, sound or costume designer. These courses demonstrate to students some of the numerous talents which play an integral part in the creation of theatre, often spinning their magic, in the wings.
Intro to Technical Theatre-The Technical Director This class is offered as an overview of technical direction in the theatre. A technical director serves as a virtual “wizard” of the theatre. They are versatile in multiple areas, and at some point oversee everything from the building of the set, to the hanging of lighting instruments. Taught by the technical director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Kenneth Constant, intro to technical theatre will give students a chance to learn some of the “magic” that makes live theatre a reality.
Taught by our resident lighting director, Dan Hopper, this class gives an introductory study of lighting design.
The instructor for this class rotates. This class gives an introductory study of sound design.
The Sharon does not employ a resident costume designer. The instructor for this class rotates, depending on availability and gives an introductory study of costume design.