Technical Studies Program


The Tal Lostracco Summer Theatre Camp at Southwestern University offers a unique technical theatre program for high school students mentored and taught by dedicated faculty.

Students will receive instruction and mentoring from faculty and camp designers in a variety of disciplines. Students will explore stage management, scenic construction and painting, props construction, lighting, sound, and (limited) costume construction. Campers will help construct, paint, setup and strike production elements as well as receive direct instruction with classes taught by the camp faculty and designers. Students will also help run the camp shows, serving  in a variety of positions including assistant stage manager, properties, sound console operator, lighting console operator and (limited) wardrobe.

Tech Campers Summer 2013
Tech Campers Summer 2013


We will accept a limited number of technical campers to ensure each receives the most hand-on experience possible. Please contact our Tech Program Coordinator Maggie Boos by email at for further information before applying and paying a deposit.

Students will be asked to share their interests and a resume. This will enable the faculty to address each camper’s specific desires and needs. Tech Campers will also be sent scripts from the five planned productions before camp begins and it is expected that they are familiar with the plays prior to the beginning of camp.

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