Tech Crew

Welcoming students with interests in any area of technical theatre, the Tech Crew provides all students with an opportunity to contribute to theatre together through exploration, creativity, and collaboration.  


The DC area's most comprehensive technical theatre education program, Highwood's Tech Crew is open to all interested students grades 4-12 in school or homeschooled.  The only prerequisite is a desire to learn, explore, meet new people, and collaborate! The Tech Crew members can choose to sign up for one, two, or more of the weekly focus classes.  


Tech Crew members will be consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.

Lighting & Sound Class

Students in this class focus on implementing and learning the technology behind theatre Lighting and Sound.  From digital sound, to automated lighting, programming, DMX, microphones, sound editing, and more - students take control to design and implement sound and lights for all of Highwood’s student and professional productions throughout the year.  Students with interest will also be able to design lights/sound for shows through our design program. 


  • Fall Semester:
    • Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 PM; 15 Classes from September 11 - December 18
    • Cost: $240 (+ $25 Registration Fee)
  • Winter/Spring Semester:
    • Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 PM; 20 Classes from January 15 - May 28
    • Cost: $320 (+ $25 Registration Fee)

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Set & Prop Class

Students in this class will work directly on creating and building sets pieces and props for Highwood’s student and professional productions. Students collaborate with their peers, as well as production directors, to complete their visions from start to finish, including drafting, drawing, using computer modeling programs, and construction.  Students with interest will also be able to design sets/props for shows through our design program. 


  • Fall Semester:
    • Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM; 13 Classes from September 10 - December 10 (no class October 8)
    • Cost: $208 (+ $25 Registration Fee)
  • Winter/Spring Semester:
    • Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM; 16 Classes from January 14 - May 20 (no class January 21, February 18, April 22)
    • Cost: $256 (+ $25 Registration Fee)

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Set Construction Worksession - Ongoing Enrollment

Students in this class focus on set construction and building the sets for Highwood’s student and professional productions throughout the year. Students consistently learn how to interpret building diagrams, dimensions, use power tools and other woodworking techniques, as well as painting and finishing. 


  • Fall Semester:
    • Saturdays from 12:00 - 2:30 PM; 13 Classes from September 8 - December 8 (no class November 24)
    • Cost: $208 (+ $25 Registration Fee)
  • Winter/Spring Semester:
    • Saturdays from 12:00 - 2:30 PM; 19 Classes from January 12 - May 25 (no class April 20)
    • Cost: $304 (+ $25 Registration Fee)

Ongoing Enrollment - Tuition prorated at $16 per class

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Costume Design & Construction Class

Theatre is a layered process and at Highwood we value all aspects of theatre equally. This exciting new class will give students the opportunity to learn more about costumes and their construction. Students will work on designing, altering, and creating costumes. Sign up now and be the first to enjoy this exciting experience!


  • Fall Semester:
    • Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 PM; 13 Classes from September 12 - December 12 (no class November 21)
    • Cost: $208 (+ $25 Registration Fee) - You can still register until 9/19/18!
  • Winter/Spring Semester
    • Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 PM; 19 Classes from January 9 - May 22 (no class April 17)
    • Cost: $304 (+ $25 Registration Fee)



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