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Technical Theatre Training

Presented by: BCT Presents

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


No showtimes available.


This event is free, but we ask that you register. Please pre-register by clicking HERE.
If you have questions about the training session’s content, please contact Skylar Delk, assistant technical director, at sdelk@buskirkchumley.org.

Band on soundboard monitorWant to learn more about Technical Theater? Interested in putting on events but not clear on the technical terminology you’ll need? Looking to be more involved at the BCT as a union stagehand?  The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is opening its free Technical Theatre Training sessions for I.A.T.S.E 618 stage hands to the general public. These three-part sessions are available to any skill and experience level. Each session will follow the following format:

5:30-6:30pm: Introduction to Technical Theatre
An introduction to terminology, equipment, and the great capacity they provide to transform a performance space. This section is particularly suited to individuals and groups interested in renting the Theater and/or presenting events, members of the arts community looking to increase their general field knowledge, and anyone who has ever been curious about the backstage functions of a performance space.

6:30-7:00pm: Discussion Topic, “Integrating LED Lighting Technology”
Focusing on a different topic each time, someone from the technical theater community will lead a discussion about their area of expertise.

The guest speaker for this session, Mike Schwandt, will discuss integrating LED technology into stage lighting. Explore some of the new possibilities that LED lighting has to offer and why sometimes conventional lighting is still the best choice.

7:00-8:30pm: Lighting and Audio Workshop
These sessions provide opportunities to delve into practical, hands-on work with lighting and audio equipment as well as some simple staging and theater operations. We will work together to set up aspects of a different mock BCT event for each session.


The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

BCT Presents strives to bring diverse, high-quality, nationally-touring performers to the stage each year. The series also occasionally includes  classic films.

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