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TECH CREW.

Our state-of-the-art theater has so many incredible opportunities for students to get involved behind the curtain. If the spotlight isn't for you, join in backstage.

Enroll in a Technical Theatre Class


Two levels of Technical Theatre classes are available for credit at Sehome. For more information about course offerings click here.




Join the Stage Crew


When the time comes for a show to be performed for an audience, students can apply to join the Stage Crew. Stage Crew members work backstage or in the booth during live performances of shows. A position on the Stage Crew requires students to be available for all tech rehearsals (covering about 2 weeks) and all performances. The performers onstage rely heavily on the Stage Crew and crew members must be reliable, consistant and dedicated. Stage Crew work can include:

  • moving scenery
  • managing props
  • using the fly system
  • managing costumes
  • operating spotlights
  • running the light or sound board
  • special effects (fog, confetti, snow, etc.)
  • and more!
Positions on the stage crew are generally offered to students with experience or those who have worked on the Build Crew. Check The Callboard to apply to join the Stage Crew for the next show.




Apply to be a Crew Leader


Crew Leadership positions are available to students by application or by special arrangement only. This is a way for experienced crew members to take on a student leadership position in the production. Crew Leaders are involved in the production from the very beginning of the rehearsal process and help to shape the production by working closely with the directors. Crew Leadership positions include:

  • Head Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Managers
  • Assistant Designers (sets, costumes, etc.)
  • Assistant Directors
  • Assistant Choreographers
  • Dramaturgs
  • and more!
Not every production employs every leadership position, however, there is always a Head Stage Manager for every production seen by an audience at Sehome. If you are interested in applying for to be a Crew Leader, check out The Callboard for more information.




Come to Build Day


The best way to get started working on the tech crew for a show is to attend the crew Build Days. During the show season, the Build Crew meets after school 1-2 times a week to create sets, costumes and other technical elements for the show. Students can come as many or as few Build Days as they would like. Activites at Build Day can include:

  • scenic construction
  • painting
  • prop making
  • costume construction
  • light hanging & focusing
  • and more!
Everyone is welcome regardless of experience level. Even if you have never picked up a paintbrush or held a power drill in your life, Build Days are a great time to learn! It’s a very casual and flexible way to get involved. Build Days are supervised and led by the Sehome Technical Director, Laura McGowan. Check The Callboard for a calendar of scheduled Build Days.




What is "Tech Crew"?


Members of the Tech Crew are students who work on the backstage elements of the show. This can include building sets, making costumes, designing and setting lights and sound and so much more. There are generally three different levels of Tech Crew opportunities for each show at Sehome. The time commitment varies depending on how much a crew member wants to participate. Build Crew is the most flexible way to be involved in the show. Build Crew meets after school 1-2 times a week to create sets, costumes and other technical elements for the show. Students can come as many or as few Build Days as they would like. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience level. It’s a very casual and flexible way to get involved. Stage Crew members are students who have committed to working backstage during the performances of the show. They are required to attend all Tech Rehearsals and performances. See below for more details on Tech Rehearsals. Crew Leadership positions are available to students by application only and require the most commitment. Positions can include Stage Managers or Assistant Stage Managers, Assistant Designers and more. Click below to learn more about the different Tech Crew opportunities.





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