SRJC Course Outlines

10/23/2021 2:09:11 PMTHAR 25.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 25.2Title:  PRODUCTION RUNNING CREW  
Full Title:  Production Lab: Running Crew
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Practical experience as a member of the running crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two Theatre Arts productions during the semester.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of THAR 20 OR Course Completion of THAR 27 ( or THAR 77)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Practical experience as a member of the running crew for public theatre performances. Students will complete crewing responsibilities during final rehearsals and performances for one to two Theatre Arts productions during the semester.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of THAR 20 OR Course Completion of THAR 27 ( or THAR 77)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 192 Technical Theatre in Production SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR25 OR THAR25.1 OR THAR25.2 OR THAR25.3 OR
THAR25.4 OR THAR25.5

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate the professional responsibilities of a running crew member
   associated with the preparation and performance of a theatrical
   production before a paying public audience.
2.  Inventory and maintain instruments, properties and/or set pieces
   efficiently, safely utilizing basic tools and equipment.
3.  Support the artistic intentions of the designers and director through
   well-paced cue responses and well-organized pre-sets.
4.  Prioritize tasks in an environment with multiple and competing
   demands.
5.  Demonstrate an understanding of the production process, from script to
   performance, and utilize basic theatre terminology within the process.
6.  Recognize and exhibit the discipline of backstage protocol.
7.  Adhere to the communication hierarchy of the theatre structure.
8.  Support the work of the rest of a production ensemble, working
   cooperatively within a team structure.
9.  Interpret and fulfill instructions accurately, working calmly under
   pressure.
10. Quickly assess situations and adapt accordingly within production and
   performance environment.
Students repeating the course will be preparing and performing running
crew responsibilities in conjunction with entirely different theatrical
productions.  Repeating students will be:
   - Working with different directorial and managerial styles, as well as
     production processes.
   - Participating in the interpretation of different theatrical works,
     supporting different artistic visions and developing versatility as
     a running crew member.
   - Gaining greater proficiency in technical theatre, improving
     technical skills while contributing to productions for diverse
     audiences.

Topics and Scope
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Students in this course will be assigned to the running crew of one to two
productions.  Positions include:
  Stage Crew (scenery, fly system, and special effects)
  Properties Crew
  Lighting Crew - Board Operator
  Lighting Crew - Deck Electrician
  Lighting Crew - Spot Light Operator
  Sound Crew - Board Operator
  Sound Crew - Microphone Technician
Topics will vary, depending on the needs of the individual productions.
The following topics will be covered for all productions:
I.   Working With the Production Ensemble
    A. Director
    B. Technical director
    C. Stage management
    D. Designers
    E. Technicians
    F. Actors
    G. Front of house
    H. Business and administration
II.  Theatre Professionalism, Communication, and Procedures
    A. Theatre etiquette and protocol
    B. Basic theatre terminology
    C. Locations of facilities and resources
    D. Theatrical hierarchy
    E. Production framework
       1.  Schedule
       2.  Types of rehearsals
    F. Managing time, health, and personal responsibilities
III.  About the Production(s)
    A. The script's historical context and style
    B. Director's concept
    C. Scenery and properties design
    D. Other design interpretations
    E. Special technical responsibilities
IV. Running Crew Responsibilities
    A. Stage crew - learning the job
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Deck supervisor
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
    B. Properties crew - learning the job
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Properties coordinator
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
       6. Properties inventory
    C. Lighting crew-learning the job
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Lighting designer and master electrician
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
       6. Position responsibilities
          a. Board operator
          b. Spot light operator
       7. Light check and changing lamps
    D. Sound crew-learning the job
       1. Interpreting instructions
       2. Dividing responsibilities
       3. Sound designer
       4. Safety and emergency procedures
       5. Basic tools and equipment
       6. Position responsibilities
          a. Board operator
          b. Microphones
       7. Sound check and problem-solving
V. Working During a Performance Situation
    A. Production attire-wearing blacks
    B. Working back stage and on stage
       1. Safety lights and glow tape
       2. Pre-setting
       3. Working in the dark
       4. Following the show
       5. Working with spike marks
    C. Production safety
    D. Working calmly under stress
    E. Handling others' nerves
    F. Prioritizing and adapting
    G. Staying focused and alert
    H. Handling the unexpected
Depending on the nature and production demands of the particular play(s)
to which the student is assigned, the following additional topics may also
be studied:
   - Handling specialty items such as masks or puppets
   - Flying actors
   - Computer graphics, projections, video
   - Pyrotechnics and special effects
   - Handling weaponry and stage gun safety
   - Moving in character/working in a costume

Assignments:
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1.  Complete all running crew responsibilities for each Tech/Dress
   rehearsal and performance of one to two productions during the
   semester.
   a. Participate in pre-show preparation process.
   b. Perform assigned responsibilities during each rehearsal and
      performance.
   c. Participate in post-show preparation process.
2.  Attend all scheduled rehearsals, performances, and/or strikes to which
   the student is called:
   a. Attend the introductory THAR 25 Series meeting (held the second
      Tuesday of each semester.)
   b. Attend full company presentations prior to each production's Tech
      Week (for all students in THAR 25/THAR 11 Series assigned to show).
   c. Become familiar with each production by watching an on-stage run-
      through, prior to the formal start of position responsibilities.
   d. Communicate all potential schedule conflicts prior to finalizing
      position assignments with instructor. Conflicts submitted late may
      be turned down by the instructor or may result in removal from the
      production/class.
   e. Respond promptly and dependably to all calls.
3.  Adhere to the standards of professionalism:
   a. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting with
      other members of the production ensemble.
   b. Respectfully follow instructions in the preparation of the position
      and maintain that direction in performance.
   c. Perform assigned position in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
   d. Follow the terms of the Technician Contract and course syllabus.
   e. Maintain good health and safety practices throughout the rehearsal
      and performance process.
4. Provide and wear required attire for construction, rehearsals and
  performances. All production crews normally wear all-black clothing.
  When stage crew are costumed, costumes are supplied and fitting
  appointments will be scheduled.
5. Read the script for each assigned production.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 80%
Class performances, Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Professionalism


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Script(s) for selected productions.

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