In our Tech and Design program you will:

  • Develop the understanding and skills to fully engage in the four major aspects of Tech & Design: lighting, sound, scenic and props/costumes.
  • Leverage your artistic skills to design technical shows to enthrall audiences.
  • Gain the hands-on electrical, computer, painting, carpentry trade skills to be able to facilitate a production.
  • Operate sound and light boards, projectors, spotlights, microphones, stage lighting, rigging, and other professional tools related to stagecraft.
  • Train to be a theater technician and artist.
  • Render complex technical production elements, including light and sound, using CAD.
  • Practice stagecraft skills in many setting including in local auditoriums and theaters.​

In our Acting program you will:

  • Develop the understanding and skills to fully engage in acting.
  • Learn acting techniques from Uta Hagen and Constantine Stanislovski.
  • Create an acting monologue portfolio

Theater Arts

STUDENTS LEARN - Tech & Design 
Acquiring Props, Basic Lighting, Sound, Set & Costume Design, Cable Names/Use/Storage for Lighting & Sound, Design and Procurement of Costumes, Hanging Lighting Focus, Recording & Mixing of Sound & Lights, Research Historical Periods, Safety Related to all Aspects, Set Construction and Rigging of Scenery, Sew and fit costumes, Stage Management, Striking of all production Elements, Theatre Terminology

Acting - Acting techniques, Relaxation techniques, Theatre terminology, Audition tips and portfolios.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES>> 
Carpenter (Theatre), Costume, Lighting, Scenic, Sound or Video Designer, Crew, Electrician (Theatre), Production Managment, Property Master, Special Effects-Theatrical Technician, Stage Management, Technical Director, Wardrobe Supervisor, Actor, Acting Coach

COLLEGE ALIGNMENT>> 
Theatre Tech & Design courses are prerequisites for all theater degrees. Articulation Agreement with UNH will exempt you from taking Stagecraft at UNH. Running Start agreement with NHTI - 3 credits for Acting 1.

Clint klose
​INSTRUCTOR

Email: cklose@sau8.org

Experience: 2nd year at CRTC.  Theatre experience: Director CHS Drama Club (7 years), Rundlett Middle School  theatre director (P.E.G.)(6 years), Beaver Meadow School (27 years), RB Productions (14 years); Accomplished sound and lighting designer. 

Awards: 2010 Children And Youth Theatre Award (NH Theatre Awards Committee),
2018 Award Winner Best Sound Design (New Hampshire Theatre Awards)

Education/Credentials: Westminster College (BFA), Certified Music K-12, Certified Theatre K-12 Other Interests: Cooking, Travel, Broadway