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. Starting 2019 changes will be taking place in different events to include additional skills/knowledge related to that event.. The Light Hang and Focus is the first event to have this change( see updated Tech Challenge Guide for Specifics) and will include other events in the coming years. Short video tutorials for each event are in the works and will be added to the site when completed.
Your team can have five (5) to (7) seven members but ‘team events’ have a specific number.
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. See individual event for details. There shall be a team score sheet carried by the teams for their results from the judges.
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.