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Technical Theater Boot Camp 

  • July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Application deadline: July 14, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of performing arts venue? Does the world of production hold a unique appeal?  This summer, the Hylton Center will offer a one-week technical theater training “boot camp” led by professional Hylton Center staff and guest instructors to learners ages 16 and up. (Ages 14-15 with recommendation)

Fee: $300

Participants will learn:

  • Essential Skills of technical production
  • Basics of stage lighting, carpentry, rigging, and fly system operation
  • Sound equipment operation for reinforcement and effects
  • Good practices for safe and efficient stage crew operations

This hands-on class concludes with the students handling all technical requirements for performances of Dance and Popular Music, before a live audience.

Successful completion of Technical Theater Boot Camp I earns a Certificate of Technical Theater Training.  

General Information:

  • Classes include five 4-hour sessions with one 15-minute break daily; long pants and closed-toe shoes are required; work gloves recommended
  • Classes are led by professional George Mason University Hylton Center and College of Visual and Performing Arts Production staff

Register for Technical Theatre Boot Camp or for more information, email slandess@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9344. 

Scholarships available from Performing Arts for Kids (PAK). For more information, email slandess@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9344.