Click on the photo below for more images.
Design and Technical Theatre Program
ABOUT DESIGN & TECHNICAL THEATRE
NEYT’s Design & Technical Theatre Program is an integral part of what we do. In a theatre “of, for, and by kids”, it is not just the performers you see making the magic happen. We trust in our young people as collaborators – that includes everything “backstage” from design through execution. This program provides opportunities for students ages 12 and up to learn more about all elements of a theatre production:
- Scenic design & construction
- Scenic painting
- Prop construction
- Lighting & sound design
- Costuming design & construction
- Hair & make-up styling
- Stage management
- Running crew
This program dovetails with our production projects so that practical skills are developed through real experience. Students take on leadership roles as they develop their skills. Our young people are also given the responsibility for running the technical aspects of NEYT performances.
Coordinated by Jason Clark (Technical Director), Sandy Klein (Creative Director), and Jerry Stockman (Associate Technical Director)
The Evolution of a Set
To begin the design process, the designer looks for photographic representations of the main physical elements in the set. In this case the landscape of a city with its high rise buildings, billboards and bright, exotic lighting, plus bars, cafes and newsstands; then the underground sense of being in a sewer with it’s dark tunnels and pipes and finally the foliage and landscape of Havana and the arched doors into the café.
The entirety of the visible action for Wait Until Dark takes place in a Greenwich village apartment in the 1960s. Consequently this production, conceived and directed by NEYT artistic director Stephen Stearns, has been among the most literal and realistic of the sets produced by NEYT to date.
This set design was lovingly and exhaustively furnished by our costumer Sandy Klein and director Peter Gould.
We've had a long and exciting summer of technical production. Read more for a photo gallery of all the summer's activities.
This is the set built for the production of Annie from the winter of 2013. You can find photos from the show in the 2012 gallery.
Our Technical Design and Production team was hard at work this summer. You can see what they've been up to in the gallery collection of photos: costumers, set builders and lighting crew.
Another exciting summer of theater produciton. Read more to see the photos.