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    Dean Baker

    Technical Theatre I-IV & Facility Management
    Phone: (512) 943-5100 x. 7263 (PAC Office)
    Phone: (512) 943-5100 x 7112 (classroom)
    Email: bakerde@georgetownisd.org
    Room 514 or PAC
    Conference by appointment only

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    Technical Theater Calendar

    Tech One Students, join my Remind with classcode @GT1-2021

    Adv Tech Students, join my remind  with classcode @GTADV2021 

    Instructional material can be found in Google Classroom

    Parents interested in joining our Theater Booster Club, please join our Remind group @3c9fa4





    This year's shows*:

    *Pending district guidance on performances during the pandemic

    The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame by James Lapine and Peter Parnell

    The 2021 UIL One Act Play has not yet been announced.

    A Flea in Her Ear by David Ives



    Class/Course Information

    While offically listed as  in room 210, Technical Theatre Classes are primarily 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.
    We will return to 210 when the facility is in use.  This year will be slightly different due to the renovation of the PAC which is not slated to be finished until October, and of course, due to District and State guidelines on a response to the pandemic.
    All students will be expected to watch a live theatrical performance every 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 to 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 a 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. 
    • You WILL be expected to read full plays!
    • This is not your normal classroom- we work with power tools, 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  
    Students ages 16+ can apply to work outside rental events for pay $10/hr. complete the CONTRACTED SERVICES FINE ARTS 20-21 application at https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/522 .  Once completed, the student will receive an email stating thank you for completing your application- the student MUST INFORM ME for the process to proceed.  

    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 in 1994! 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!  
    updated 08/08/2018