The Southeastern Theatre Conference’s (SETC) 12th Annual Teachers Institute seminar is designed for high school and middle school teachers who use or integrate theater techniques into their classroom, directors of theater arts programs, teaching artists and students studying to be theater educators. The institute offers an opportunity for in-service, continuing education credits and professional development.

Scheduled for March 1 at the Lexington Children’s Theatre, this all-day seminar includes, a morning session focused on practical technical solutions for all areas of theater design and production, a discussion over lunch on the valuable work taking place in drama classrooms and a speed theater experience that gives participants a chance to put the day’s learning into practice

Highlights of the 2017 SETC Teachers Institute program include:

  • Expert theater artist faculty from three universities will conduct the morning technical sessions, including Props on a Shoestring, Scenic Design on a Dime, Thrift Store Costuming, Low-budget Lighting and Stress-free Sound and Special Effects.
  • In a talk-back discussion, SETC’s Teachers Institute Chair Elaine Malone will offer words of wisdom to help sustain the valuable work that takes place in the theater classroom. Participants will learn concepts that strengthen programs through community outreach and ways to help promote the work they do with students.
  • The afternoon session jumps into the speed theater experience with Dallas-based technical theater teacher Robert Kallos. Often referred to as figurative theater or toy theater, participants in this workshop will write scripts based on folk tales, create story boards, and then design the sets, lights and costumes – all in 90 minutes. Kallos says teachers will learn how to use this exercise in the classroom.

Follow this link to learn more about the 2017 SETC Teachers Institute and register to attend. Registration is $85 and includes lunch.