Recently we carried out a workshop at Echo Echo in ‘Sound and Lighting Techniques for Theatre’ as part of Kabosh/Libraries NI Workshops event and led by our very own technical manager, Barry Davis.
The workshop covered a multitude of technical theatre skills through a practical hands-on approach, such as: proper setup of a PA system; gain structure and feedback elimination; stage etiquette and working with musicians; lighting equipment, lighting design and cue building.
Here is some feedback from the participants:
“Very friendly, calm and knowledgeable – we were encouraged to ask questions and use the equipment ourselves.”
“Really good, simple, casual, conversational so it was good to ask questions.”
“The information about sound and setting up a PA, including practical info about how to deal with feedback and working with eq was very useful.”
Following the success of this event we are hoping to develop these workshops in the future, and would encourage anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in technical theatre, or who has an interest in sound and lighting to contact us regarding further workshops.