Chapter 5

Special Skills, Training, and Continuing Education

Theatre Technology is an ever developing field. The skill sets that you have at your disposal as a TD needs to stay current for you to remain an effective solution maker and leader in your organization. Continuing education opportunities offered by organizations like PLASA and USITT as well as those offered by manufacturers, vendors, universities, and trade schools should be taken advantage of regularly to stay at the top of your game.

Coming up through the ranks of technical theatre and learning your business from the ground up is at the heart of becoming a successful TD. Having been an intern, carpenter, scenic artist, stagehand, grip, run crew member, master carpenter, and ATD all ...

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