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Grades 8 - 12
WCY2F17 - CYC Level 2: Core
Backstage, Misc
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00PM

Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

This class meets on Wednesday, September 13, October 4 and November 8, from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm.**

Completion of CYC 1 (or exemption) and meeting grade level requirements (Grades 8-12) are both required for participation.

**Additional class time is scheduled on an individual basis.

This class is part of WCT's Backstage Cyc Program. Like a Cyclorama (or Cyc) curtain enclosing a stage to create a background, WCT’s CYC program, serves as the basis for all technical/production work at WCT. CYC students have the opportunity to explore all aspects of technical and production based theatre. Active CYC students receive priority consideration for serving as crew members for season productions, work alongside professional designers, and receive opportunities (based on skill level) to design showcases and student productions throughout the year.

Core CYC Members choose a major and minor focus area from the following: Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Stage Management, Scenic Design/Painting, Properties Construction & Managemen, Makeup and Hair Design, Stage Direction, Musical Direction, Choreography.

Core CYC members work in a mentor-apprentice relationship with theatre professionals to complete goals for their own learning as a part of WCT’s productions. Students should plan for at least 8 meetings/work sessions in their major area, and at least 3-4 in their minor area, and will set specific project goals with their mentors in contract meetings. Training with professionals in these areas provides students with the skills to confidently contribute to a production process. Successful completion of the Core program provides students with the opportunity to lead a technical or production process for a WCT showcase, One-Act Festival, Spring Shorts Festival or other production opportunities as members of the CYC Company. Core members are encouraged to explore several areas before choosing a focus and applying to the CYC Company program.