In this beginning course, students will develop a basic appreciation of the technical aspects surrounding a performance. Students in the first year of training will function as crew and other support staff for the productions of the fourth-year students. This will include the building of sets, locating properties, and other duties related to the front of the house and promotion of the productions. Students will learn to use tools and equipment as required. Students will hold technical responsibilities for at least one Hartt School presentation or production during the semester. A laboratory format will be used.