Technical Theatre


(a.k.a. Mr. Bob)

PURPOSE (Please read with “Surfer” Voice) Yo, Dude! The purpose of this class is to like develop your appreciation for theatre with a major emphasis on technical theatre like scenery design and construction , lighting, organization and maintenance – alright! Dude, you’re also gonna get to read cool plays, design and build some knarley sets, and use the awesome lighting system – COOL!

COURSE OUTLINE (Please read with “Yoda” voice) Mmmm, Learn many things in this class you will! The world of theatre can you master. Assigned projects each day shall you, young paduan. From your Masters you will learn how to use tools and techniques of the Force in scenery design and construction, lighting, and theatre management. Concentrate each day must you to control and master the Force. Sense, do I, that the Force is strong in one so young, but you must always be weary of the dark side!

GRADING (Please read with a “Valley Girl” voice) Oh. . .my. . .gawd. . .I am like sooo excited. Did you know that you will, like be graded on a point system- no way that is sooo cool. Daily work, and each activity, assignment or whatever, over the next 9 weeks will have a certain number of points that you earn. Just like the allowance my daddy gives me – as if! This class is like totally based on your attendance and your participation. So don’t be a wasteoid and cut class, or be a dweeb and sit there all period and do nothing. That would be soooo lame. If you have questions about your grade like during the term, then make an appointment to see Mr. Bob before or after school, he’s like WAAAY to busy to do it during
class . . . DA!

(Please read with “Mafia” voice) Pssst. . .’ey you. . .come ‘ere! I gots somethin’ very impordant ta tell ya. Mr. Bob don’t like it if you aint in his class, on time, every day. If you aint here, he sends me out after yas, and you don’t want dat! It aint a pretty picture – if ya knows what I mean!! Ya don’t gotta be no rocket scientist ta figure out dat if ya aint here, ya aint gonna pass! You will flunk, and have to come back and take it again, and again. That’s like wearin’ cement shoes and gettin’ tossed in da river. So, get your behind here and on time! Just like any other class here at LSW, if you are truant more than 3 times in da next 9 weeks, you will will be put on noncredit status for dat class. So don’t be stupit!

An don’t be late to class neither! Mr. Bob don’t like it when you interrupt his class. You got five minutes to get here from your last class, so, unless you already got broken kneecaps – be here on time! If not, students who are late to class and do NOT have a pass from de office or deir teacher, will lose participation points for dat day.

Now, dis all may sound like Mr. Bob is a mean guy, but he aint – he’s just got moxy. An he cares about yous. He just wants you alls ta pass dis class, and you aint gonna if ya aint ‘ere! OK?. . . . . OK!

PASSES (Please read with “Forrest Gump” voice) I’m not a smart man, but I know what a planner is. My mamma always says, if you have to use one of your passes, like to go the the bathroom because you drank 14 Dr. Peppers, or you’ve been shot in the buttocks, then you always need to have YOUR planner with you. Mr. Bob will check to make sure it is YOURS. If he catches you trying to use someone elses . . . you’d better be running!! Also, passes can’t be used during the first or final 15 minutes of class, or during a big project. Using the pass is a privilege. If you are abusing it, you will make Mr. Bob mad and lose this privilege and . . . that’s all I’ve got to say about that!

1. Please stay at your desk/ in the room until I dismiss you. Don’t hang out by the
2. Maintain respect for all people and property.
3. Participate positively in class discussions and activities.
4. Feel free to bring water to class, but no other beverages, food or candy.
5. Use language that is appropriate for the classroom setting.
6. Wear clothes and footwear that is safe and appropriate for a construction setting.
7. I will always be worthy of your trust, please be worthy of mine.

1. TRY! I don’t give grades, you earn them!
2. Never be afraid to make a mistake!
3. Don’t miss class!
4. Participate daily in class!
5. Be on time everyday!!
6. Laugh at my jokes!