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Summer Professional Development

"Basic Lighting for the Theatre"  

When: June 5   9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Clarksville

Presenter: Daniel Stahl

- How electricity works

- Typical fixtures

- How DMX works

- Using the console

- Troubleshooting

"Theatrical Makeup"  

When: July 18  9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Clarksville

Presenter: Jenava Harris

Join Jenava Harris as she guides you through techniques to use and teach your students about theatrical makeup.  The workshop includes demonstrations and lesson plan implementation.

"Sound for the Theatre"  

When: June 6   9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Clarksville

Presenter: Daniel Stahl

Goal: Gain hands on experience with a digital soundboard. Familiarize users with every facet of sound (board, speakers, patching, XLR, wireless frequencies, and basic programming). Users will also gain hands on EQ practice and how to balance sound.

"Close and Charged Scenes"  

When: June 12  9:00am-12:00pm

Where: Morrilton

Presenter: Sarah Haman

Join Sarah Haman for a workshop about the need for consent-based approaches to  "close" or "charged" scenes. This workshop will include suggestions for/samples of pre-audition paperwork, advice on de-loading language, boundaries, blocking notation, and conversations around the changing perspective of what "easy to work with" means in our industry. Time permitting, directors may try their hand at blocking a close/charged scene. Practice and how to balance sound.


When: July 19   9:00am-12:00pm

Where: Virtual

Presenter: Jenava Harris and Sarah Haman

Join Jenava Harris and Sarah Haman as they guide you through the proper submission and criteria of thespy event entries.  They will then demonstrate and discuss proper judging techniques and etiquette. This workshop will align with the Arkansas Thespian Festival objectives and prepare you and your students for success at festival.

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