The Tech Challenge is a series of events that are designed to test your knowledge of basic skills that every technician should have. The combination of team and individual events underline the principle that theatre technicians do not work alone and an ensemble that works together to accomplish the given tasks makes the production successful. In technical theatre both time and accuracy are critical to a successful outcome. As artists we demand excellence in the tasks we are given, but as technicians we also have to perform the tasks quickly and efficiently so as not to disrupt the production process.
The Tech Challenge consists of 4 events, individual and team (or pair) events. These events represent the basic skills that every technician should possess to be well-rounded theatre professionals. Technical skill training will be available through the "Tech Playland in the morning sessions. There shall be a team score sheet carried by the teams for their results from the judges.
Tech Team Playland is included in registration. Winners are announced at the closing ceremony Awards celebration
You will select your students who will represent your school/troupe the day of Festival.
All participants MUST wear closed toed shoes on the event floor. If the judges determine a student is not wearing appropriate footwear, the student will not be allowed to compete.
Events MAY include a selection of FOUR of the following:
Knots – (Individual Event). Two people per team can try this event, and each gets one try
Lights – (Team Event). Two people per team with one try.
Sew a button – (Individual Event) Two people per team can participate in this event, and each gets one try.
Costumes – (Pair Event) One pair from the team; - one try.
Tape a floor – (Team Event) - one try.
Fold a drop – (Team Event) - one try.
Prop Shift - (Pair Event) One pair per team; one try.
Sound Setup - (Pair Event) One pair per team; one try.
Cable Relay - (Team Event) - one try.
Tech Team Handbook
Amy Jordan, Chapter Director
15 Circle Drive
Denison Texas 75021
TEA CPE Provider #902-342
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