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Technical Theater Boot Camp II

  • July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017

July 31 to Aug. 2 from 9 AM - 1 PM, Thursday, Aug. 3 from 1-5 PM, Friday, Aug. 4 from 8 AM – 2 PM. 

Application deadline: July 14, 2017

(Must have completed Technical Theater Boot Camp I or provide a technical theater resume for review.)

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of performing arts venue? Does the world of production hold a unique appeal?  This summer, the Hylton Center will offer two levels of one-week technical theater training “boot camps” led by professional Hylton Center staff and guest instructors to learners ages 16 and up. (Ages 14-15 with recommendation)

Fee: $300

Participants will build upon skills learned in Technical Theater Boot Camp I. This course offers hands-on experience in mounting a production, including:

  • Techniques and the practice of hanging, focusing and programming lights
  • Setting the stage with platforms, flats, and other scenic elements, as well as flying drops and drapes
  • Setting up audio-visual equipment, including mics, monitors, and projectors
  • Providing technical, design, and strike support for a professional performance

This hands-on class concludes with the students handling all technical requirements for performances of Dance and Popular Music, before a live audience.

Successful completion of Technical Theater Boot Camp II earns a Certificate of Technical Theater Training and qualifies the holder for consideration for future select crew assignments at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

General Information:

  • Both classes include five 4-hour sessions with one 15-minute break daily; long pants and closed-toe shoes are required; work gloves recommended
  • Classes are led by professional George Mason University Hylton Center and College of Visual and Performing Arts Production staff

Register for Technical Theatre Boot Camps I & II or for more information, email slandess@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9344. 

Technical Boot Camp I Information and Registration

Cello Fury: Melodies, Moods, and Movies

Summer Performances for Young Audiences  

  • August 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Merchant Hall

This cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a rock and roll drummer brings movie themes to life in a lively performance designed for children that fuses symphonic sounds with driving rock beats to create an unforgettable musical experience.

Adult: $15; Child $5

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Gallery Reception: Marti Patchell, Winner of 2016 Juried Show Exhibition  

Botanical Fusion

  • August 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Buchanan Partners Art Gallery

Marti Patchell expresses her passion for gardening and the beauty of nature through an exploration of her interest in the drawn line. Botanical Fusion features works illustrating the intricate layering of formal elements found in the natural world around us. Reflecting upon her “up close” encounters, the artist presents works including monoprint etchings and collages that encourage the viewer to dive deeper into the beauty found in the “power of nature’s display.”

Featuring wines by Stone Tower Winery.

Gallery Receptions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP to spavia@gmu.edu 

Gallery Sponsors: Buchanan Partners Art Gallery; Wegmans  

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