21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft

Spring 2003

MIT Seal altered to read Massachusetts Institute of Theater.
The MIT seal, with some modifications. (Image courtesy MIT Theatre Department.)

Course Highlights

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Course Description

Offered annually in the spring term, Introduction to Stagecraft is a hands-on course that gets students working with the tools and techniques of theatrical production in a practical way. It is not a design course but one devoted to artisanship. Among the many remarkable final projects that have been proposed and presented at the end of the course have been a Renaissance hourglass blown in the MIT glass shop and set into a frame turned on our set shop lathe; a four harness loom built by a student who then wove cloth on it; a number of chain mail tunics and coifs; a wide variety of costume and furniture pieces and electrified period lighting fixtures.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Technical Instructors:
William Fregosi
Leslie Cocuzzo Held
Michael Katz
Karen Perlow

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session