Technical Theater Career Pathway

two students at spotlight showcase wearing headsets and smiling

Applications for Technical Theater Career Pathway 2024 have closed. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.



About the program

Graduating senior students with interest or experience in technical theater for stage management, lighting or sound 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. 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 2024 presented by PNC 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.

Spotlight Education considers three different areas when selecting Career Pathway technicians and Technical Theater New York Experience recipients:

  • Skill level in technical theater
    • Preparedness in materials, interview and rehearsals
    • Organization
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Timeliness
  • Leadership
    • Team-oriented
    • Communication
    • Leadership in high school theater program
    • Collaboration
  • Willingness and opportunity to grow
    • Curious
    • Emotional preparedness
    • Diverse experience