Technical Theatre

NOTE: CCA auditions will be virtual this year due to the ongoing community health crisis. Applicants will receive an email with your Zoom meeting details.

The Technical Theatre major is available to students in grades 9 – 12 only.

Students auditioning for Technical Theatre should be prepared to:

  • Commit to attending rehearsals and performances outside of school hours.
  • Provide a current, small photo (headshot) and a brief resume with information including theatrical experience and special talents such as drafting programs, Auto-CAD, sewing, familiarity with tools or electronics, etc. You may email the headshot and resume to white_sally@hcde.org. Please be sure to include the student name and fine arts major in the email. 
  • Submit an original, self-made technical project. (Examples include: a costume, a set design, a make-up design, or a hand-made toy.) Since this year’s auditions will be virtual, you may submit photos of your project, along with a written description, as detailed below in Guidelines for Your Virtual Audition for Technical Theatre. Please submit via email to hudgins_margaret@hcde.org, at least one day prior to your audition date.
  • Provide an oral explanation of the submitted project, including how it was made, what materials were used, and the overal design process.

Guidelines for Your Virtual Audition for Technical Theatre:

  • Please be on time.
  • Submit 3 or 4 pictures of your prepared project.  Each shot should show another angle of your project covering the entire piece.
  • Include a written description of your project.
  • Send the above items to hudgins_margaret@hcde.org (at least one day before your audition date), and bring your physical project to your Zoom audition. Be prepared to make a short presentation.  You should include:
    • How you categorize your project: costume, prop, set model/design, lighting etc.
    • The materials you used to create your project.
    • An explanation of the techniques you used to build each part of your project as well as the design concept.
  • Please put the main light source in front of you, behind your camera..especially if you are sitting by a window and it is light outside.  The window should be behind the camera, facing you. 
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