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Puppet, Prop and Scenic Mechanization Workshop

Need a cabinet to magically open and close? A mask to pop up and down? Flowers to dance?

Mechanization is the art and craft of making things move. No surprise that it plays a big role in most solutions to these problems and is a major part of most modern scene and props shops.

Technical Director Adriane Heflin and Props Director Sue Brockman, both of the nationally renowned Children’s Theater Company, join forces to teach this fantastic workshop on the core skills and ideas behind Mechanization.

Participants will spend one session in the Props Shop and the other in the Scene Shop, learning techniques actually used by the CTC and other seasoned veteran craftpeople in making things dance, spin, wilt, bounce and move!

Participants will put all this knowledge to use in making their own project in this hands-on practical workshop.

Friday, May 5 / 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 / 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Come to the Stage Door. Be sure to dress in practical and safe work clothes: Closed-toed, comfortable shoes. No loose clothing that might get snagged in tools and on construction materials. Please tie up long hair.

Tickets are $100. Spots are limited, so get yours now! Scholarships are available—email us to ask. CTC Staff receive a 20% discount. Use code CTC2016

This price, approximately 30% of the usual price for this type of workshop, is made possible by the generous support of MRAC, and the Legacy Funding, and covers instruction, materials, venue and refreshments.

Earlier Event: April 24
Politics and Production
Later Event: May 22
Stage Managers' Meet Up