Technical theatre encompasses all that goes into making a staged production. The areas of technical theatre are scenery, lighting, properties, costuming, and sound. All of these areas work together in a production to establish the place, time period, and mood of the production; however, if one of the areas is incomplete or of a lesser quality than the rest, the entire production can suffer. Each area relies on the others for support, so it is important that everyone works together and communicates as a team.
Southwest High School students learn teamwork and professionalism in technical theatre while enjoying a special camaraderie. Students explore the limitless creative potential of technical theatre, guided by an adult Technical Supervisor as they design and implement lights, sound, costumes, scenery, props and handle all facets of stage management. Students also work in front of the house and box office positions.