Spotlight on our New Technical Theatre and Design program!

STC’s mission is to strive to be the leader in integrating professional theatre with theatre arts education. And because STC produces engaging professional theatre while using theatre as a tool for educational engagement, we have created an arm of our Young Professionals Conservatory focusing completely on Technical Theatre and Design.

The program is designed a 10-month program (August-May) for 9th-12th graders interested in pursuing a career in technical theatre. Throughout the year, students will work with our professional Production Team members and rotate through departments each quarter. Students will have 2 core-classes each quarter that will each meet once a week, plus additional extra curricular classes and masterclasses that students can choose to participate in. Students will have classes in Theater History, Theatrical Design (in all departments), Set Building and Painting, Costuming, Lighting, Sound, and Stage Management, plus additional masterclasses with special guests, and the ability to take an acting class from our Performance program.

meet the program manager

The Program Manager of the Technical Theatre and Design program is STC’s Production Manager, Lyn Alessandra, AEA.

Lyn graduated from UC Davis in 2016 with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and minors in Managerial Economics and French. She has worked as a stage manager in various cities, including in Dallas, Los Angeles, and here in Sacramento at Broadway at Music Circus in the summers. She has also toured as a union stage hand on Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Lyn has a passion for theatre, and loves to share it with students of all ages. She enjoys teaching and inspiring students to delve into every topic theater can offer them. When she isn’t in rehearsals, she is playing with her two dogs or baking.

To learn more about our Tech and Design School, click here