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Fall 2021, Design & Tech Intensive
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 6:00PM

Wheelock Family Theatre
180 Riverway
Boston, MA 02215

This 3-week intensive is the opportunity for teen designers and technicians to deepen their skills as theatrical storytellers. In a fast paced and fun environment students will further develop their tools as designers while serving as collaborators and technicians on the design of the Teen Performance Ensemble’s culminating play, Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe set to take place on the WFT stage December 17 & 18.

Professional designers, Amanda Fallon, Jake Egan, & Mehdi Raoufi, will mentor students in understanding the nuances and technicalities of the various design and technical areas of theatre production.

The first week of the program students will participate in hands-on workshops in the areas of scenic, lighting, costume, and sound design as well as production/stage management. In weeks two & three students will self-select one to two areas of design/tech to focus on, working in tandem with the designers and mentors to fully execute the final production.


Monday, Nov. 29 from 6pm to 8:30pm - Overview & Scenic Design

Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6pm to 8:30pm - Lighting & Sound Design

Friday, December 3 from 6pm to 8:30pm - Costume & Prop Design

Saturday, December 4 from 2pm to 6pm - Stage & Production Mngmt & Design Run

Monday, December 6 from 6pm to 8:30pm - Individual Design/Tech Work

Wednesday, December 8 from 6pm to 8:30pm - Individual Design/Tech Work

Friday, December 10 from 6pm to 8:30pm - Individual Design/Tech Work

Saturday, December 11 from 1pm to 6pm - Tech Day 1

Sunday, December 12 from 1pm to 6pm - Tech Day 2

Tuesday, December 14 from 6pm to 9pm - Tech Day 3

Wednesday, December 15 from 6pm to 9pm - Tech Day 4

Thursday, December 16 from 6pm to 10pm - Final Dress Rehearsal

Friday, December 17 from 5:30pm to 9pm - Performance One at 7pm

Saturday, December 18 from 12:30pm to 9pm - Performance Two at 2pm and Performance Three at 7pm (Pizza will be provided between shows)

This program will take place in person, with students being required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. We will follow Boston University's Face Covering's policy for all in-person classes and rehearsals.