Title

Boom - A play by Peter Sinn Nachtreib

Presenter Information

Kyle Grove

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 271

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

I recently served as Technical Director for a production of Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtreib. This production served as a culminating project and opportunity for me and my collaborators to practice the skills we have learned in our time in Central’s Theatre Arts Department. One of our primary goals with this production was to embrace the philosophy of collaboration in the design process of a theatrical production, interweaving the lighting and set designs extensively. Care was taken to gather input from every member of the production team during the preproduction planning stage. Boom also served as an opportunity to practice the art of grant writing, an incredibly important skill within the nonprofit arts community. Boom was produced without funding from the Theatre Arts Department. Funding instead came from community outreach to the Ellensburg Arts Commission, the C. Farrell Grant, and two CWU student clubs, United States Institute for Theatre Technology and Central Theatre Club. On an individual basis, Boom allowed me to explore the worlds of manpower estimation, materials estimates, and working drawings. I took an active role, working with the scenic designer to alter the designs to fit our capabilities. I personally lead the construction effort of the set and oversaw the completed installation. Boom demonstrated to the University, the Theatre Arts Department, and our peers, the level of theatrical production that can be achieved by students working on their own initiative, and set a new standard for studio productions with in the Theatre Arts Department.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Marc Haniuk

Additional Mentoring Department

Theatre

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Boom - A play by Peter Sinn Nachtreib

SURC 271

I recently served as Technical Director for a production of Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtreib. This production served as a culminating project and opportunity for me and my collaborators to practice the skills we have learned in our time in Central’s Theatre Arts Department. One of our primary goals with this production was to embrace the philosophy of collaboration in the design process of a theatrical production, interweaving the lighting and set designs extensively. Care was taken to gather input from every member of the production team during the preproduction planning stage. Boom also served as an opportunity to practice the art of grant writing, an incredibly important skill within the nonprofit arts community. Boom was produced without funding from the Theatre Arts Department. Funding instead came from community outreach to the Ellensburg Arts Commission, the C. Farrell Grant, and two CWU student clubs, United States Institute for Theatre Technology and Central Theatre Club. On an individual basis, Boom allowed me to explore the worlds of manpower estimation, materials estimates, and working drawings. I took an active role, working with the scenic designer to alter the designs to fit our capabilities. I personally lead the construction effort of the set and oversaw the completed installation. Boom demonstrated to the University, the Theatre Arts Department, and our peers, the level of theatrical production that can be achieved by students working on their own initiative, and set a new standard for studio productions with in the Theatre Arts Department.