Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a performing arts venue? Does the world of production hold a unique appeal? This summer, the Hylton Center will offer a Technical Theater Bootcamp for ages 16+ led by professional Hylton Center staff and guest instructors.
Technical Theater Bootcamp
August 1 – 5, 2016 (9am-1pm)
Application deadline: July 18, 2016
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir, Manassas, VA 20109
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
“One of the best things about the Tech Boot Camp is the hands-on experience the students get under the watchful eyes of our professional staff,” explains Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Mason and the Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. “There’s nothing like ‘learning by doing’ when you have an excellent real-world mentor standing by.”
Successful completion of the one-week program earns a Certificate of Technical Theater Training and qualifies the holder for consideration for future select crew assignments at the Hylton Performing Arts Center!