Broadway Teaching Group

One Day Tech Workshop
July 9, 2017

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2017 One Day Tech Workshop

This special one-day event includes three hands-on interactive workshop session, exploring practical low budget solutions for your production needs.  These sessions are limited to smaller groups and afford you a more personal experience. Taught by design and technical experts currently working in New York, we'll focus on your specific questions and get practical solutions from our guest master class teachers. 


3 Masterclasses

1. Make the Most of your Scenic Designs Using Non-Traditional Materials

with Grady Barker

This workshop will focus on using non-traditional materials for design with an emphasis on low cost solutions and practical advise on how best to work with these resources.

Grady Barker is the co-founder of Paper Mache Monkey, an art and design studio in New York. They are known for their unique fabrication of custom props, scenery, sculpture and specialty environments for theatre, television, film, fashion and events. Their Broadway credits include: Peter and the Star Catcher and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

2. How to Create Meaningful Stage Design with One Strong Idea

with Sam Kusnetz


3.  Sound Advice

with Tony Meola

This workshop will explore the idea of discovering a single spark to ignite the fully realized design for your show. How can you analyze a script and come up with a simple yet powerful image that supports the production? The session will encourage you to think creatively and discover that great design is always within reach, at any budget and on any timeline.

Sam Kusnetz has been designing, composing, photographing, filming, stage managing, and solving all manner of theatrical challenges for nearly twenty years. Off-Broadway: Delirium’s Daughters (Triumvirate Productions), Cherry Smoke, La Ruta (The Working Theater); The Clearing (22Q Productions/Commercial); Bikeman (Tribeca Performing Arts Center/Commercial); Lady Day (Little Shubert/Commercial); Sleeping Rough (Page 73); Ahh Ha! (Do Jump/New 42nd Street); Brazil! Brazil! (Broadway Asia/New 42nd Street); Wearing Lorca's Bowtie (Artistes Españoles en Nueva York); Arms and the Man, Small Craft Warnings (Jean Cocteau Repertory). Regional: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Frost/Nixon (Portland Center Stage). Other: Ugly Lies The Bone, Not All Thieves Come To Harm You (Fordham University); A Tuna Christmas (Oregon Repertory); Biglittlethings (international tour, Imago Theater); Kid/Simple (world premiere, Brown University). As an associate and assistant designer, Sam has worked with established and respected designers such as Darron West, David Van Tieghem, Jill Du Boff, Leah Gelpe, Bart Fasbender, and Jeremy Lee. His input has helped guide sound system designs at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow theater and the Pershing Square Signature Center. Sam has been the Production Manager of Performing Arts at Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp in New Milford, CT since 2006, where he has overseen approximately 160 productions from start to finish, and designed sound or projections for many of them. Sam is also proud to be a member of the team at Figure 53, where he is the Product Manager for QLab. Sam is also the founder of Team Sound and the creator of the Go Box, a rugged, compact, affordable controller for theatrical equipment. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater, Speech, and Dance from Brown University, class of 2002.

Get practical answers to your sound-related questions in this workshop that explores the fundamentals of using wireless body microphones for your student productions. Where do I start? How do I grow my existing sound system? What are the building blocks and techniques for creating professional sounding productions that enhance the theatrical experience - for both students and audience members. Based on your level experience with sound, this class will help you use your resources (however limited they may be) to best advantage.

Tony Meola is one of Broadway’s most accomplished sound designers. Broadway credits include: Wicked, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk Award), Lysistrata Jones (producer and sound designer), Pal Joey, The Ritz, Laugh Whore, Man of La Mancha, Sweet Smell of Success, Copenhagen, Footloose, The Lion King (Drama Desk Award),The Sound of Music, Juan Darien, A Christmas Carol (MSG), Steel Pier, Forum, The King and I, Moon Over Buffalo, Guys and Dolls, Five Guys Named Moe, She Loves Me, The Red Shoes and Anything Goes. West End: Wicked, Kiss Me, Kate, The Lion King, Smokey Joe1s Café, Anything Goes. Associate Producer: Come from Away, First Date and Lysistrata Jones.

How to Register



$230 in conjunction with any BTW Session. 
($250 for the Tech Day Only.) 

Register as an "add on" to any BTW Session or independently as a one day event!