THE GOVERNOR'S ACADEMY

1 ELM STREET

BYFIELD MA 01922

978-465-1763

WWW.THEGOVERNORSACADEMY.ORG

Certain students love participating in dramatic productions, but instead of being featured on stage, their passion is running lights or sound, stage managing, working with props, or costumes.  At Gov's, students run all of our productions - plays, musicals, concerts, and presentations - serving as a professional-level technical crew using pro tools and techniques.

GRADE 9

Introduction to Fine Arts: Tech Theatre

As part of our freshman Introduction to Fine Arts course, students will spend four weeks learning the basics of sound, lighting, scene construction, props construction, rigging, and much more.  They even have the opportunity to serve as the road crew for visiting rock bands.

 

GRADE 10, 11, 12

Carpentry for Theatre I & II

Learn how to safely use hand tools and power tools to construct scenery and build props.  Students in this class build a special display in the Wilkie Center entry foyer - previous classes have built a mini golf course, haunted house, upside-down room, and the front facade of a cottage with a porch.

 

GRADE 10, 11, 12

Sound and Lighting

An advanced course for students wishing to explore more complex setup and programming of digital lighting equipment and a variety of audio applications.

FALL, WINTER, AND SPRING SEASONS

Afternoon Tech Theatre

Afternoon Tech supports the three major drama productions plus other on-campus special events.  Learn how to call a show, perform the duties of a stage manager, lighting, sound, videography, costuming, props construction, and scenic design.

Tech Crew for Concerts

We always welcome students with an interest in Tech Theatre to come and help us backstage and in the tech booth during concerts.  Contact Joe Repczynski, Tech Director, for more information on how you can assist us.

What Current Students Think

"When I'm taking photos, it's probably the most therapeutic thing that I could possibly do to destress."

HANNA CONDON '14

What Current Students Think

"Never in a million years did I think I would have become a serious artist.  But Gov's gave me that and I'm psyched."

AUDREY HEMLEPP '15