Stagecraft & Theatre Tech
Our stagecraft and theatre tech program provides students with the opportunity to be involved in our theatre arts productions without being "on-stage". Our program utilizes approximately 35-50 students every year, welcoming freshmen through seniors.
The sets that we use for our productions are built entirely by students in the program. Teachers/moderators only monitor for safety. Students are also given hands-on training in lighting, sound and set design, and during performances, the crew of stage managers, lighting technicians, sound managers is entirely comprised of our students.
Our program also includes student internships in costume design and construction under our head costume designer, Jean Toohey.
Over the past several decades, numerous graduates of our stagecraft program have won scholarships to national and international universities, including one veteran, Gregg Carlson, who earned his MFA in technical theatre at Yale, is currently the technical director for Opera San Jose, and is involved as technical director / set designer in many of our Bellarmine productions. Alum Russ Marcel who is the Department Chair for the Visual & Performing Arts department, also serves as a technical director.