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Technical Theater Career Pathway

On the left side, three people stand with a horizontal pole in front of them, attaching wires to it. On the right, a person stands next to vertical ropes and is pulling on one.

Student technicians working with mentors.

About the program

Graduating Senior students with interest or experience in technical theater (ex. stage management, lighting, sound, wardrobe, etc.) are invited to apply for the Technical Theater Career Pathway with a submission of required materials including: headshot, resume and supporting documentation (ex. photos, videos, paperwork, etc.) of their work. An interview and director references will be requested. Select students will be invited to an interview where a panel of theater professionals will determine six (6) Career Pathway Technicians who will be assigned to professional mentors and work on creating Spotlight Showcase and surrounding pre/post show events. The six (6) Career Pathway Technicians have the option to be considered for the Technical Theater New York Experience.

Technical Theater New York Experience

The Technical Theater New York Experience is an all-expenses paid trip to New York, where students observe, meet and train alongside top technical theater professionals. Based on their organization, innovation and collaboration on Spotlight Showcase, two (2) students of the six (6) Career Pathway Technicians are awarded the Technical Theater New York Experience.

The submission period for Technical Theater Career Pathway for Spotlight Showcase 2022 has closed.

What does Spotlight Education look for in a Career Pathway Technician?

  • Skill and willingness to grow in area of technical theater
  • Preparedness
  • Communication
  • Timeliness
  • Organization
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Emotional preparedness
  • Leadership in high school theater program
  • Diverse experience