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Behind the Curtain

Interactive, live-streamed workshops with industry professionals to explore the magic of theatre

Behind the Curtain is a free online series of workshops offering a chance to explore the magic of creating a theatrical production. Through interactive, live-streamed workshops with industry professionals, viewers will be introduced to a different design discipline each week, including costumes, sets, sound, lighting, and props. Guest artists, along with host and Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit, will provide unique insight and lead participants in hands-on activities teaching the principles of design while offering practical and transferable skills. Viewers will also have a chance to ask questions of a real industry professional. Workshops are intended as standalone offerings, so participants can join at any point to deepen their connection and understanding of theatre. This workshop is intended for adults ages 18 and up, though it is appropriate for theatre-enthused preteens and teens.

Where: Facebook Live on our new arts engagement Facebook page: The Old Globe Arts Engagement

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Behind the Curtain: Technical Assistance

Behind the Curtain is expanding! The advanced Behind the Curtain: Technical Assistance Facebook group creates channels for aspiring and budding technical theatre designers to learn more, build their network, and connect with industry professionals who can directly answer their questions and suggest materials for deeper learning. While the Facebook live-streamed workshops of Behind the Curtain introduce the world of theatre, the Technical Assistance group is the next step for people who want to continue learning. Join us in weekly open-forum discussions on the Behind the Curtain: Technical Assistance Facebook group!

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Detrás del Telón: Behind the Curtain in Spanish!

Descubre la magia del teatro con Detrás del Telón— la versión en español de Behind The Curtain.


Behind the Curtain: Art of Protest

Back by popular demand…
Behind the Curtain premieres its newest iteration, Behind the Curtain: Art of Protest!, with host and Old Globe Teaching Artist Kendrick Dial.
Join us as Dial meets with protest artists to discuss their approach to the creation of innovative and progressive protest art, both installation and performative.
Learn more about the intersection between art and social justice every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT starting October 14 through November 4, 2020.

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Session 8 - Directing

Session 7 - Casting

Session 6 - Costumes

Session 5 - Hair and Makeup

Session 4 - Sound Design

Session 3 - Scenic Design

Session 2 - Prop Design

Session 1 - Lighting Design