Archived Versions

21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft

As taught in: Spring 2009

MIT Seal altered to read Massachusetts Institute of Theater.

The MIT seal, with some modifications. (Image courtesy of MIT Theatre Department.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Karen Perlow

Leslie Cocuzzo Held

Michael Katz

Sara Brown

Course Description

Offered in the spring and fall terms, 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.