At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to...

Describe what a ground plan is. State the need for one and prep for creating one of the Papp.

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Tomorrow, we will be measuring the theater and creating a ground plan

Why does s/he need this?

To be able to perform the duties of designer

What materials/supplies will the student need to supply?

Paper & pencil

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to...

Draw a series of wire frame boxes. Technique will include the use of line weight in order to create the illusion of 3 dimensions.

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Being able to draw set pieces and furniture. This will also lead to drawing rooms, buildings, platforms, stages and other scenery. Perspective will be added.

Why does s/he need this?

To be able to create drawings from rough sketches to final renderings.

Aim:

How to figure diagonal bracing for platforms

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Apply knowledge when we build &/or install raised platforms on stage

Why does s/he need this?

Being able to install proper diag. bracing to legs to support raised platforms.

What materials/supplies will the student need to supply?

paper & pencil

Safety glasses

AIM:

How can we create a cut list for a standard flat.

What will this lead to in his/her future?

Have the knowledge to create a cut list for various size flats used in tech theater. Such needs will come to play when the student take on the duties of master carpenter and/or tech director. Stage carpenters will also need to be able to read a cut list.

Why does s/he need this?

Stage carpenters will need to be able to read a cut list to allow them to gather and/or cut lumber to build a flat.

I've searched and searched, only to find a small handful of lesson plans relating to technical theater (see the bottom of this page.) Specifically for high school. Please help us all out by submitting your lessons, or ideas for lessons, to our lesson plan pages.
I have to admit that most of my lessons are stuck in my head. It's the current show and the tech work that needs to get done that dictates what we do in the class. As you all know, with each show, the needs change.
That's not to say that I don't have my info written down. Just take a look at the how-to pages. There they are, just not in "lesson plan" form. Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best when it comes to writing skill. That's ok! Everyone has their strengths.

So, What I'd like to do is create the

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Behind the curtain at the Metropolitan Opera. In order of appearance: set up for "La Rondine," set assembly for "L'Elisir d'Amore," stage rehearsal of "Rigoletto" and set up for "Le Comte Ory."

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