Intro to Theatre Tech
Essentially a free course plus a tech internship – invaluable training in the technical aspects of theatre at zero net cost! The full tuition will be refunded after completion of approximately 30 hours of hands-on tech experience on one of The Theatre Lab’s spring productions. This course and practicum will give actors and aspiring technicians a complete survey of the fundamentals, including Lights, Sound, Costumes, Stagecraft, and Stage Management. The course provides insight into all elements of design and production, as well as an opportunity to gain practical experience behind the scenes on our adult class performances. Details of the practicum schedule to be arranged with the instructor before the class begins.
Angelo Merenda, Theatre Lab's IT/Technical Director has worked freelance as an audio technician, lighting director, and production manager for over 15 years on the East Coast. New York credits include Manhattan School of Music, Webster Hall Quarterly Arts Soiree and the Moving Beauty Dance Series. In the DC area, he has worked productions at The Studio Theater, Shakespeare Theatre, and Constellation Theatre, while currently serving as Production Manager for Rainbow Theatre Project. Prior to joining The Theatre Lab, he managed local crews for touring rock and roll and Broadway shows for the Modlin Center for the Arts in Richmond, VA.