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    Dean Baker

    Technical Theatre I-IV & Facility Managment
    Phone: 943-5000 x. 7263
    Email: bakerde@georgetownisd.org
    Technical Theater Calendar
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    This year's shows

    The Crucible by Arthur Miller performs October 19-21 and 26-28 in the Little Theater.
    Once Upon a Mattress with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer performs in late January in the Klett Center for the Performing Arts.
    The 2018 UIL One Act Play has not yet been announced.

    Class/Course Information

    All Technical Theatre Classes are based out of the PAC (The Klett Center for the Performing Arts at the furthest south end of the campus). Students should enter through the loading dock door at the back of the building for classes.
    All students will be expected to watch a live theatrical performance each nine weeks, and turn in a written critique of the technical elements.  
    Technical Theatre I is an introductory course, letting students experience a variety of production aspects: scenic construction, lighting, sound, makeup, painting design, and facility management.  The students become responsible for assisting in the care and maintenance of the facility and in the preparations for events. The goal for Technical Theatre I students is give them a greater awareness and appreciation for all the skill and effort that goes into producing live performances of all kinds!
    Technical Theatre II-IV continues the student's experience with greater involvement in performances, design, hosting of events and producing materials for design competitions like UIL, ITS and TETA's Designfest.  Students are given the tools to grow in specialization, and are supported if they still want to try everything!  Our goal is for advanced students to produce quality product that they can take pride in, skills that will continue to serve them, and confidence in their abilities.

    Things to be aware of

    • All students should expect to get dirty and a lot of manual labor. 
    • This is not your normal classroom- we work with powertools, electricity, heights, and many other risks and dangers not found in most classrooms.  Take your safety and the safety of those around you SERIOUSLY.
    • A change of clothes is suggested. 
    • We're here at GHS to help you graduate and move on to the next stage in your life- that requires passing ALL your classes.  I will support your other teachers. 
    • Good work shoes are necessary.  
    • You will be expected to think- reading, math, geometry, history are all tools of this trade.
    • A positive attitude and a willingness to work is more useful than amazing skills in a tech who refuses to work  
    We're trying to move the majority of the Technical Theater related discussion/documents/information to the GISD Tech Google Community.   There you'll find Live Play review criteria, employment documents, applications to work shows, links to calendar, and all the latest information!  Parents and students are encouraged to join!

    My Education & Teaching Background

    I graduated from Southwestern University with a BFA in Theatre and a teaching certificate- having done my student teaching here at GHS! I then taught in Klein and Round Rock ISDs, briefly took a hiatus to work on the development of Disney's World of Color and Seaworld San Diego's Blue Horizon's shows, and returned home to GHS!