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Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

  • 1.  Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 15 days ago
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  • 2.  RE: Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Not a class, but to get the basics - and how to teach them - read Teaching Tech You Never Learned and/or Theatre Safety Guide.

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    Douglas "Chip" Rome
    Theatre Consultant
    Educational Stages
    Burke VA
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  • 3.  RE: Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 15 days ago
    "Tech" covers a lot of territory and online courses can only do so much. Plus there's the little sad fact that some of them are very poor when it comes to reality.


    Instead, I would recommend getting a standard college textbook on the subject and studying it. A good one that's been around for years and gets updated frequently (now in its tenth edition) is Scene Design and Stage Lighting by Wolf and Block. You can get it on amazon, but a couple of months ago I saw four copies at the local Half Price Bookstore for ten bucks each.

    Just now I looked it up on the store's website (hpb.com) and there were several copies plus other books.



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  • 4.  RE: Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 14 days ago
    Edited by Kristi Ross-Clausen 14 days ago

    Hi Awele! 

    Your timing is perfect! I'm an IATSE (the stagehand's union) trainer, "retired" K-12 teacher and have been workin on this series of classes for a long time! We've made the classes flexible as far as number of credits, whether you chose grad or undergrad level, and the schedule is asynchronous so you can flex a full-time teaching career (and life!) around being a student. I'd love to have you in class! 

    University of Wisconsin - Madison: Department of Theater will be offering two online classes specifically designed for the needs of theater, music, and dance teachers:
    Undergrad #219, Graduate #619
    Audio for Performing Arts Teachers
    OR
    Lighting for Performing Arts Teachers
    Available for 1, 2 or 3 credits.
    Search for "Summer 2021" and "Theater" then scroll down for the course number. You'll need to register as a "UNDS" Special Student if you're not otherwise registered and can apply here for free: Application
    PLUS get a third course for free! Sign up for both the audio and lighting courses at the 3 credit level and you can take #219, "Hamilton: a Cultural Revolution" since 9 credits are the same cost as 6!
    The two tech classes are 100% online, asynchronously offered, with flexibility because you deserve a summer, too!
    Share with anyone you think would enjoy the class. Advanced HS students, parents who help with HS shows, administrators who use the space, school board members who want to learn more about technical theater - all are welcome! 



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    Kristi Ross-Clausen
    IATSE 470/Actors Equity
    Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education
    Stage Managers Association Board
    AVIXA/USITT
    Teacher, Author, Speaker
    Appleton, WI
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  • 5.  RE: Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 9 days ago
    I am also looking for recommendations for this! I've been looking into TheatreFolk's Drama Teacher Academy which has PD in many different theatre topics including various tech courses. Has anyone had experience with this?

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    Marianne Pillsbury
    Bonny Eagle High School
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  • 6.  RE: Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 8 days ago
    HI! This isn't online, but deliciously in person... JUST TODAY we have opened application acceptance for our one week long Teachers Training for Scenic Painting! It's to be June 28th thru July 2nd. Website is up to date, please check it out, we only accept 10 students. www.cobaltstudios.net



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  • 7.  RE: Best Online Tech Theatre class for a drama teacher? + Best Tech theatre summer learning experience for drama theatre?

    Posted 4 days ago
    Edited by Paula Gor 4 days ago
    I'd also suggest having all get the Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information. It's pretty cheap, and it's one of those books you'll be using for the rest of your life if you stick to Theater.

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