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Technical Theatre Essentials

Get all the tools you need to help teach technical theatre with this 4-hour professional development course covering lighting, sound, prop, set design, and more!

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Introductory Session

This introductory session provides a brief overview of the course.


Video 1: Lighting

In this session, Aileen and BK cover tips for using lighting to enhance your productions, budget-friendly lighting solutions and DIY hacks! 

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Video 2: Sound

Arriving Friday June 21! 

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Meet the panel:

Alesha Tatum-Howe-1

Alesha Tatum-Howe

Alesha is our Head of Schools, commissioning and curating all content and resources for students and their teachers. She has spent several years pursuing acting, studying and teaching at Playhouse West in North Hollywood. She then spent 13 years (2 years in Middle School and 11 years in High School) as a Theatre Director and District Secondary Lead Theatre Educator.

BK Goodman

BK Goodman

BK received his BA from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his MA in Theatre from Texas A&M University-Commerce. BK has served as President, among many other positions for Texas Thespians. He has taught theatre, directed plays, and served as tech director for the past 15 years at the high school level. 

Aileen Zeiglar

Aileen Zeigler

Aileen is a director, teacher, stage manager, scenic designer, costumer, props artist and more. She teaches courses in Acting, Technical theatre, and Production. Aileen has directed over 30 productions with students including Catch Me if You Can, Radium Girls, Cinderella, Into the Woods, Frozen JR. and La Verdad Sospechosa

Get your free trial to Digital Theatre+

As mentioned in the intro session, you can get free access to Digital Theatre+ to explore the full range of resources to help you teach technical theatre! Simply fill in the form and start your free trial!