The Technical Design and Production students is in her fifth year at the Williamstown Theatre Festival .
Technical Design and Production
Contemporary theater design and production technology has become more complex, and practitioners must be trained to understand and apply new technologies (both safely and efficiently) to the achievement of artistic goals. To meet the need for ever more knowledgeable technicians and technical managers, the department selects highly-motivated students who can best benefit from the resources of the School of Drama and Yale Rep. The program offers a large, professionally renowned faculty, an extensive list of industry-leading course offerings, and the opportunity to work alongside an accomplished professional staff.
Students in the department generally concentrate in one of four areas of study: Production Management, Technical Direction, Stage Machinery Design & Automation, and Theatre Planning & Consulting. The core concept behind the curriculum is technical management. With any of these tracks, or one individually crafted, comes the production planning tools and technical expertise to work on complex projects and with large teams immediately after graduation.