Technical Tools of the Trade teaches the technical skills of theater art and design while fostering and encouraging an environment of curiosity, innovation, exploration and the open sharing of knowledge and skills.  We strive to create a community that freely shares and explores together both within the field of theater and as our field and skills apply to the world at large.

Guthrie Staff Carpenter Molly Diers observes as a Tech Tools participant welds. All our instructors are top-notch local professionals.

Children's Theater Company Master Electrician Dave Horn deconstructs a fresnel. We hold workshops for to all levels of skill.

Sound Designer & Audio Engineer Montana Johnson answers a question. We keep class sizes small to maximize the learning experience.

A Tech Tools participant editing an audio file. Tech Tools provides all the necessary gear for classes, while also giving equipment and software recommendations for use on your own projects.

McKnight Fellowship Recipient & Tech Tools Instructors Chris Lutter-Gardella teaches puppet construction techniques using found and recycled materials.