Broadway Teachers Workshop TECH DAY
SUNday, July 14, 2019
Open Jar Studios; 1601 Broadway, 11th floor (enter on 48th Street)
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Studio 12L: Registration/Meet and Greet Your Peers
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Studio 12L: PROJECTIONS: EXPANDING THE CANVAS with Caite Hevner (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)
Working with Caite Hevner, Broadway designer and Associate Video Coordinator for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this class will explore both practical and theoretical approaches to projection design, working through methods, applications and technical needs for creating theatrical and poetic projections at your theatre. As the use of projection and video imagery grows in theater, the ephemeral qualities of projection and video can help you create a cohesively designed theatrical space, regardless of venue and limited resources. Caite will discuss what it means to include this element within a production, and will invite participation by presenting varying sets of given circumstances (venue, resources, material, context) and comparing solution opportunities through projection. Bring your specific questions!
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Studio 12L: PROP FABRICATION with Jennie Marino (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins)
Working with Broadway Prop Designer Jennie Marino, this hands on workshop will take you through the process of creating realistic and theatrical props for the stage, re-purposing materials and shapes to approximate other objects, being bold and theatrical and being resourceful. Bring your greatest challenges to the class, and we will take you through the best steps for achieving better results without a Broadway budget.
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Studio 12L: LIGHTING DESIGN: TURNING YOUR VISION INTO A LIGHTING PLOT with Travis McHale (Associate Lighting Designer, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Hello Dolly, All My Sons, War Paint)
This workshop will deal with the initial process of lighting design, how to give light significance in context. Questions of meaning, structure, process and intent will be investigated. The class will also explore the qualities and functions of light, what light can and cannot communicate. Cultivate your visual and conceptual vocabulary, a first step in the practice of creating ideas with light. Individual creativity will be nurtured within an environment of shared experience. Much emphasis will be placed on process, both intellectual and practical, as well as the technical means of placing three-dimensional forms and volume onto a two-dimensional surface accurately and efficiently.