This course is designed for the student who wishes to examine the technical aspects of the theater such as practical uses of lighting, sound, rigging, general up-keep of equipment and facilities and operation of the equipment at functions outside regular school hours. Students learn all aspects of technical theater: lighting, sound, set design and construction, costuming, make-up, stage and house management. Students will be able to participate in all the behind-the-scenes action. Students will be expected to show a high level of self-motivation, creative problem-solving, organizational skills, talent (artistic and technical), and cooperation. There will be some night and weekend work during production rehearsals and performances. Mandatory participation in departmental performances (crew work) and attendance of a minimum of two live theatre performances per semester is required. Note: Lab time required (substitution of written work available by contract). Involves after school participation.