UB Center for the Arts to Present Technical Theater Program for High School, College Students and Adults

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: June 14, 2005 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold a Technical Theater Program designed for high school students, college students, and adults Aug. 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Registration and fee are required.

The Center for the Arts Technical Theater Program is based on an overview of the basic technical skills required in the world of professional theater. The three-day program will consist of daily courses covering basic technical theater topics -- an introduction to technical theater, lighting and sound. Program workshops will be taught by UB staff, faculty, and other area professionals.

Introduction to Technical Theater: Students will be introduced to basic lighting, sound, staging concepts and terms. Students also will learn about equipment and how it is put into practice in any size theater.

Technical Theater Lighting: Students will learn basic lighting principles and design, instrument types, hanging, focusing, board operation and troubleshooting. Students will see how lighting is used to invoke emotion and create the performance environment.

Technical Theater Sound: Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience with basic sound principles and design, live sound equipment, signal distribution, mixing techniques, recording and troubleshooting.

The total cost for the three-day program is $150 per participant. Fee includes instruction and all classroom materials. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required at time of registration. Balance of fee must be paid by Aug. 5.

Deadline for registration is Aug. 5. For more information, call (716) 645-6254 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.