Technical Theatre Concentration

For more information about the Technical Theatre concentration contact:

Anthony Bish
Director of the Technical Theatre Program
(707) 664-2797


2017/18 Evert B. Person Scholarship  


The Sonoma State University Technical Theatre program focuses on the development of technical, stage management and design skills. A portfolio created over four years will demonstrate the student’s abilities and craftsmanship.  Within an upper division Technical Block sequence of 4 semesters that functions much like a conservatory, technical theatre students learn to work collaboratively with the faculty and their peers to design, manage, and produce live events.

We aim to:

  • Develop collaborative artist/entertainers
  • Develop and expand the craftsmanship and technique of each student
  • Expose students to all facets of the theatrical experience
  • Develop each student’s written, verbal, and visual communication skills

We offer:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre with a concentration in Technical Theatre, with an innovative curriculum
  • Main stage and studio design opportunities in sets, lighting, costumes, and sound
  • Technical opportunities in
    • light and sound board computer programming and operation
    • stage management
    • technical direction
    • stage carpentry and painting
    • costume construction
    • property construction
    • stage electricity
  • Close connection with supportive faculty
  • Class size that allow for personal attention and individual feedback
  • Performing Arts/Technical scholarships available through the Evert B. Person Endowment
  • Professional guest artists and company residencies who stage repertoire or create original work at SSU, supported by the Person Endowment Fund
  • Training in performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 475 seat proscenium theatre,  200-seat auditorium,  outdoor amphitheatre, and a 50-seat black box studio
  • Opportunities to collaborate with musicians, actors, singers, and dancers
  • Regular involvement with ACTF (American College Theatre Festival)
  • A foundation for performance or professional tracks, graduate studies, creative work, and teaching careers