Theatre & Dance

Production Information

This page has guidelines, reference materials, and information for both SCE and faculty-directed theatre productions.

SCE Production Information

*as of Fall 2018* 

SCE Guidelines (updated 2018-19, for Class of 2020)
SCE Proposal Form (18Fa)  
SCE Production Cheat Sheet (19Sp)  
SCE Production Budget & Reimbursement Example (17Fa)  

Practicum / THE400 Cheat Sheet (16Sp) 

Borrowing something from a local business? Talk with Prof. Eckelman and complete this form: 
WC THE DAN Borrowing Form (18Fa)


Scene Shop Assistants: Victoria Gill, Callie Jaycox, & John Leslie   
Scene Shop Hours: MTWThF 2:30-5pm

Planning to work in the Scene Shop? Read this information:
Scene Shop Guidelines (18Sp)  

Tawes Theatre Drawings
1/4” scale: Groundplan & Section and Front Elevation  
1/2” scale: GroundplanSection, and Elevation 

Decker Theatre Drawings 
1/2” scale: Groundplan and Section 
1/4” scale: Groundplan and Section    


Prop Shop Manager: Jackie Dulaff
Prop Shop Hours (19Sp): Mondays 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesdays 2-4:30pm, Thursdays 4-5:30pm

Planning to do props for a show? Read this information:
Prop Shop Guidelines (updated 18Fa)  
Prop Sign-Out Contract (18Fa)  
Prop Shop Map (17Fa) 
Costumes vs. Props (18Fa) 


Costume Shop Managers: Stephaney Wilson
Costume Shop Hours (19Sp): Mondays 2-3pm, Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 3-6pm

Planning to do costumes for a show? Read this information:
Directions to the Costume Shop (18Fa)
Costume Shop Map (18Fa) 
Costume Shop Guidelines
Costume Sign-Out Form (and a Completed Example
Costume Tips & Tricks (18Fa)  
Costume Design Resources (18Fa)  
Costumes vs. Props (18Fa) 

Janome Sewist 500 sewing machine manual  
Jiffy Steamer manual 


Lighting Shop Manager: Michelle Ly
Lighting Shop Hours (19Sp): Mondays 4-5:30pm, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, Fridays 12-2:30pm

Planning to do lighting for a show? Read this information: 
Lighting Shop Map (17Fa) 
Gobo Inventory (19Sp) 

Designing a show in Tawes? You’ll need these documents: 
Tawes Lighting Guidelines
Tawes Lighting Change Sheet (16Fa) 

ETC Ion Lightboard Tutorial Videos
ETC Ion Lightboard manual (v2.0)   

Tawes Theatre Rep Plot Information (18Sp):
Tawes Rep Light Plot (1/2” scale) 
Tawes Rep Lighting Section (1/2” scale) 
Tawes Rep Lighting Elevation (1/2” scale) 
Tawes Rep Channel Hookup  
Tawes Rep Instrument Schedule  
Tawes Rep Focus Area Map  
Tawes Rep Focus Charts  
Tawes Rep Magic Sheet (2 versions)
Tawes Rep Screen Layout (inverse of Magic Sheet) 

Decker Theatre Rep Plot Information (17Sp):
Decker Rep Light Plot (1/2” scale)
Decker Rep Lighting Section (1/2”)  
Decker Rep Channel Hookup  
Decker Rep Instrument Schedule  
Decker Rep Screen Layout (inverse of Magic Sheet) 
Decker House Hang Plot Notes (may not be current)
Decker Circuit Info (may not be current) 

The Light Lab is in GCA 227, across the hall from Prof. Fox’s office. To reserve a time, consult the calendar on the door!

Before using the Light Lab, you must be trained by Prof. Eckelman or Lighting Shop Manager Kaitlyn Peacock. You can make a training appointment HERE!

Light Lab Information (18Sp):
Light Lab Guidelines 
Light Lab Magic Sheet  
Light Lab Plot (1” scale)  
Light Lab Channel Hookup  
Light Lab Instrument Schedule   

Need to document your Light Lab work? Use these templates: 
Light Lab Focus Info
Light Lab Cue Tracking  


Need help with sound? Talk to Prof. Eckelman or TD Larry Stahl. 

Tawes Rep Sound System
Designing a show in Tawes? Check out this information: 

Tawes Sound Guidelines (updated 18Sp)  
Tawes Sound Tutorials (15Sp) 
Tawes Startup/Shutdown Procedures (16Sp) 
Tawes Sound Signal Flow (16Fa) 
Tawes Sound Plot (16Fa) 

Manuals & Templates 
Tawes Default QLab Template (download and install this before building your QLab show file!)   
QLab Documentation website
Reaper User Manual (v5.24)

BBC Sound Libraries
The Department owns a copy of the original BBC Sound Effects Library, which includes 60 CDs (2,400 tracks) of sound effects, all of which are available for use on WC classwork or departmental productions. Individual CDs or the full hard drive may be signed out from Prof. Eckelman. Anyone wishing to use this resource should peruse the index first, to get a sense of the range of content available.

BBC Sound Effects Library INDEX (CDs 1-60)  

larger BBC library (of over 16,000 wav files) is also available online HERE. Please take a moment to review the RemArc license agreement before downloading or using any of this content. If you have questions about the license terms, ask Prof. Eckelman.