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Technical Theater Career Pathway

About the program

High school students learning how to produce a playGraduating Senior students with expertise in carpentry, wardrobe, electrics, audio, lighting, and management are invited to apply for the Technical Theater Career Pathway with a submission of required materials including: resume, supporting documentation of work in their discipline, and short answer questions. An interview and director references will be requested.

Upon selection as a finalist, technicians will be assigned to professional mentors and work closely on the creation of Spotlight Showcase and surrounding pre/post show events. Their organization, innovation, and collaboration in the rehearsal process will determine the TWO winners of the Technical Theater Career Pathway – an all-expenses paid trip to New York, where students observe, meet, and train alongside top technical theater professionals.

*Travel to the Technical Theater Career Pathway will take place in 2022 or 2023 due to COVID-19.

2021 Technical Theater Career Pathway Calendar

  • April 24: Interviews (if selected to advance)
  • May 3-June 15: Meetings with Spotlight staff, mentors, pre-production assignments and rehearsals. More detailed rehearsal schedule and information coming April 7, 2021.
  • Technical theater resume
  • Examples of technical work, including, but not limited to:
    • Images of your work
    • Video of a product you produced
    • A prompt book, props list, or other supporting documentation
  • Short answer questions
    • Please describe your technical background and discipline interests.
    • In 200 words or less, describe the impact that technical theater has had on your life?

Submissions are due on April 7, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Technical Theater Career Pathway Submissions