Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
I am excited to be teaching at Provo high school this year and look forward to meeting and working with all of you. I am of the opinion that Theatre is an integral part of our society and my hope is that as you participate in this class you will gain an understanding of its importance. This class will be a lot of fun insofar as you participate; it will also require a lot of work. This is no easy “A”.
By the end of this course you will be able to identify and properly use tool, do basic construction, scenic painting, wiring, hanging and focusing lights, running light and sound board, and organizing props and costumes.
You will be required to be in class and participating every day. There is a daily participation grade of 5 points. Keep in mind that you start the day with 0 points and work your way up to 5, so just being in class does not constitute full points.
Each student is required to give outside of class service to the Performing Arts Department. This does not have to be to plays only, it can be to ballroom and modern dance, choir, band, and orchestra. In order for your hours to count you must have the faculty in charge sign off on your hours. The required number of hours for Tech Crew is 10. Beginning students are required to log 2 hours.
Assessment of Progress
Basic Lighting and Sound
You will need closed toed shoes, work clothes, and a sturdy pair of work gloves.
Because Technical theatre is a complicated and dangerous subject, safety is an imperative. Each student must certify in an area before working in that area. For example, you must certify as a light board operator before you can act as a light board operator. The certification is built into the curriculum but if you feel that you are already experienced and knowledgeable enough you may certify now. Certification will include an oral and a practical exam. This will be passed off with either Mr. Bauer or Mrs. Wygant. You are not required to pass off anything, but remember if you are not certified you cannot work and therefore cannot get your service hours or participation points.
When Mr. Bauer or Mrs. Wygant are speaking do not talk. This will negatively affect your participation points.
No Horseplay. We cannot afford to have students injured. Walk, don’t run. Hand, don’t throw. Etc…
Be Certified. If you are caught doing a job for which you are not certified you will receive a failing grade for the week. A second infraction will result in expulsion from the class. Remember this is for your own good.
No headphones, cell phones, ipods, walkmans, etc… In accordance with school policy, I will confiscate any and all electronic devices after one warning.
No outside work. I work very hard preparing your lessons each day. I request your respect by not doing homework from other classes in my class.
No food or drink. The auditorium is very difficult to keep clean and we have a lot of delicate equipment. Breaking this rule results in a failing grade for the day.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
Each unit will finish with a practical and a written exam. All exams must be passed before the end of term. Any failed exam can be retaken. As such the schedule of major assignments will be irregular.
Major projects include: The Phantom of the Opera (November) and The Glass Menagerie and The Importance of being Earnest (February)
Moving stock and equipment to new school (March-May)
Progress Reports and Report Cards
There are opportunities for extra credit but do not wait until the last minute to come to me. I cannot spend the few extra hours I have at the end of each term giving and grading extra credit assignments.
Since the largest portion of the grade comes from service hours and as those are not entered until the end of term, please keep track of your hours and do not wait till it is too late!
Connecting Home to School
Please sign document and return it to me.
Office: 373- 6550 EXT. 3373