By Bob Fowler and Marti Fowler.
This series of instructional DVDs is perfect for the teacher who feels more at home with a prompt book than a hammer and would welcome a new, visually oriented teaching tool for their tech classes and production crews. Developed by master theater educators Bob and Marti Fowler, the series is engaging and fun for students. The lessons in this series will help turn your students into valuable theater technicians who know what to do and how to do it. Many schools purchase the programs with technology, library, safety and career funds. With each program, your school gets a site license to use the DVD and CD-ROM materials forever!
Not just a series of talking heads, this program provides lots of video footage showing professionals working in their specialized areas.* First, a typical production staff is examined, starting with footage of performers and continuing to carpenters and deck crew, audio personnel, electrics, props carpenters and artisans, dressers, designers, scenic, FOH personnel, directors, choreographers, dance captains, business management personnel, TDs, dialect coaches, dramaturges, production managers, crafts personnel, stitchers, drapers, casting directors, etc. * Different types of producing organizations are compared (regional, N.Y., touring, commercial, and not-for-profit). * Interviews with working professionals help your students discover what a typical day at work is like for, what are the most satisfying and challenging aspects of their profession, what kind of training their areas require, what their day to day lives are like, and which jobs demand irregular hours and travel. * How to get into the different unions, and what the different unions have to offer is explored. Hosts: Bob Fowler and Marti Fowler.