Technical Theatre

Four technical theatre specialists: Larry Clark (Technical Director), Jon Price (set construction, lighting and audio), John Raymond (stage management and production management), and Gerry van Hezewyk (Production Manager) make valuable contributions to technical theatre practices, theories and methodologies. 

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Larry CLARK 

Attuned to the feasibility of designs and risk management. Research in the development of systems for the integration of automated technology for the stage with emphasis on innovation in rigging design and integration of current and proven techniques in lighting, video, sound, and stage mechanics in live performances. 

Primary Teaching Areas: Production Crew, Technical Production. Graduate Supervision. 


Research centred in new approaches to and furthering the application of engineering to set construction. Particular interest in stage mechanics and new automation techniques for theatre production. Currently investigating sustainable production techniques for the theatre. 

Primary Teaching Areas: Technical Theatre, Stagecraft, Production Crew. 


Research is situated in the exploration and development of the stage manager’s role in a theatrical production. Formulating tools for extending the communication between the director, the actor and the stage manager within the context of rehearsal and performance. 

Primary Teaching Areas:  Stage Management, Production Management. 


Research includes: foundations of project management – involving the exploration of the stages of development of a project and the standards, tools and control systems used to manage it. Competency-based training models – the identification of skills, their objectives, standards of practice, and methods of assessment that deem us proficient in each craft of our industry. Performing arts venue architecture and engineering – including auditorium design, technical systems design, backstage infrastructure, and acoustics.

Primary Teaching Areas: Technical Theatre/Design practicum assignments, supervision of Independent projects.