Center for the Arts Sets Technical Theater Program

August 15-17 program is designed for high school, college students and adults

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: March 21, 2006

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold a Technical Theater Program designed for high school students, college students, and adults from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15-17 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Registration and fee are required.

The Center for the Arts Technical Theater Program is based on an overview of the basic technical skills required in the world of professional theater. The three-day program will consist of daily courses covering basic technical theater topics -- an introduction to technical theater, lighting and sound. The entire program will take place in the Center for the Arts. Program workshops will be taught by UB staff, faculty, and other area professionals.

Introduction to Technical Theater

Students will be introduced to basic lighting, sound, staging concepts and terms. Students will also learn about equipment utilized and how it is put into practice in any size theater.

Technical Theater Lighting

Students will learn basic lighting principles and design, instrument types, hanging, focusing, board operation and troubleshooting. Students will see how lighting is used to invoke emotion and create the performance environment.

Technical Theater Sound

Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience with basic sound principles and design, live sound equipment, signal distribution, mixing techniques, recording and troubleshooting.

Cost of the program is $150 per participant. Fee includes instruction and all classroom materials. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required at time of registration. The balance of fee must be paid by Aug. 4. The deadline for registration is Aug. 4. For more information, call 716-645-6254 or visit