Technical Theatre

Larry Clark (Technical Director), Jeff Osterlin (Lighting Supervisor), Jon Price (set construction), John Raymond (stage management and production management), and Matthew Skopyk (Sound Supervisor) make valuable contributions to technical theatre practices, theories and methodologies.

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Larry ClarkLarry CLARK

After touring and performing with every avenue of live performance Larry is passionate about collaboration and adept at assessing the feasibility of designs. He promotes the position that technical production is part of theatre creation and is not an "off the shelf" product.

Research in the development of automated technology for the stage with emphasis on innovation in rigging design and integration of current and proven safe techniques in lighting, video, sound and stage mechanics in live performance. He also devotes time and energy into developing and adapting sustainable processes for theatre production.

Dissolving the rift between performers, designers and technicians for the advancement of the final production is the mission and safe, repeatable events are the mandate.

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

Jeff OsterlinJeff OSTERLIN

Research focuses on light, theatre lighting, colour mixing, projection systems, projection mapping and the integration of sound or light using multi-parameter triggers.

Primary teaching areas: technical lighting, technical theatre, computer media, best practices in theatre. Supervision of technical students in productions, advising design students on the technical uses of lighting equipment.


Jon PriceJon PRICE

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.


John RaymondJohn RAYMOND

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.


Matt SkopykMatthew SKOPYK

Matthew Skopyk is an Edmonton based Sound Designer and Composer.

Research areas: Original music composition for theatre, sound design for theatre, elasticity of musical as a parameter, sound reinforcement, psychoacoustic effects on audiences, object orientated programming for technical control of audio, video and lighting components.

Teaching areas: Sound system engineering & design, sound foley and digital manipulation, basic music composition for theatre, supervision & design advising of technical students in sound practicums.