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CMTT339: Advanced Theatre Practicum

All Communication, Media, and Theatre majors must fulfill at least 3 credit hours in Advanced Theatre Practicum.

Students enrolled in Advanced Theatre Practicum gain practical, hands-on experience in all technical areas of theatre for main stage productions including, but not limited to: scenic carpentry, construction, and painting techniques; properties design and construction; costume pulling and alterations; and lighting equipment and electrics.

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, Advanced Theatre Practicum is offered:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Evening-Hours Only Option

All students must enroll in a section of Advanced Theatre Practicum. However, there is an option to elect out of attending regular class hours, and instead attending evening-hours only. The evening-hours opportunity will give students a chance to learn about and gain hands-on experience in the following:

  • Stage Management for 1 production
  • Assistant Stage Management for 1 production
  • Box Office Management & Front of House Management for both productions
  • Light Board Operation for both productions
  • Sound Board Operation for both productions

Each position above requires a different time commitment. Students who elect for the evening-hours option may not miss a single meeting time unless it is a serious emergency. Students must fulfill the courses other requirements such as: course readings, quizzes, exams, surveys, etc. The time commitments vary:

  • Stage Management: You will stage manage one of the two main stage productions for the semester. You report to the director of that production. Time commitment is evenings, typically from 6:00-10:30pm on weekdays. You must be in attendance for every rehearsal, technical rehearsal, and for each performance of the production. Performances occur Thursday through Saturday evenings for two weekends consecutively. There is an additional show, at 2:00pm on the second Saturday. Show dates and times are available on the "Current Season" page.
  • Assistant Stage Management: You will assistant stage manage one of the two main stage productions for the semester in either the area of props or costumes. You report to the director of that production as well as the stage manager. Time commitment is evenings, typically from 6:00-10:30pm on weekdays. You must be in attendance for every rehearsal, technical rehearsal, and for each performance of the production. Performances occur Thursday through Saturday evenings for two weekends consecutively. There is an additional show, at 2:00pm on the second Saturday. Show dates and times are available on the "Current Season" page.
  • Box Office Management & Front of House Management: If you choose this option, you agree to handle the box office and front of house for both productions. You report to the Managing Artistic Director of Stage Center Theatre, Sarah J. Fabian. Professor Fabian will train you on your duties. Performances occur Thursday through Saturday evenings for two weekends consecutively. There is an additional show, at 2:00pm on the second Saturday. Show dates and times are available on the "Current Season" page.
  • Light Board Operation: If you choose this option, you agree to be the light board operator for both productions. You report to CMT Instructor, G. "Max" Maxin IV for training. Performances occur Thursday through Saturday evenings for two weekends consecutively. There is an additional show, at 2:00pm on the second Saturday. Show dates and times are available on the "Current Season" page.
  • Sound Board Operation: If you choose this option, you agree to be the sound board operator for both productions. You report to CMT Instructor, G. "Max" Maxin IV for training. Performances occur Thursday through Saturday evenings for two weekends consecutively. There is an additional show, at 2:00pm on the second Saturday. Show dates and times are available on the "Current Season" page.

Any student who is interested in electing into an evening-hour option should contact: Sarah J. Fabian, Managing Artistic Director of Stage Center Theatre & Assistant Professor of Theatre at sj-fabian@neiu.edu.

 

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