The Nuts and Bolts of Technical Theatre

  • 23 Nov 2022
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • 16


  • Requires e-billing
  • Requires e-billing

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2+2=4, not 5. There is a right answer and a wrong answer. There are rarely right or wrong answers when creating a piece of theatre. One person may tell or interpret a theatrical story in a totally different way to another. That doesn’t mean that one person is right, and another wrong. It just means it is different. The production team that works with those who are creating theatre, therefore needs to be nimble, agile and responsive. In order to do this, every member of the production team needs to know exactly what their responsibilities are, as well as the responsibilities of every other team member. In this session, we will look at the make-up of the production team, and the theatrical production process “from page to stage”.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To gain an understanding of the workings of the production team, and the production process, and a timeline of what needs to happen when, to successfully facilitate the creation of a piece of theatre.

Recommended for Drama CCA Instructors and Drama CCA Teachers-in-charge.

About the Facilitator

Michael Budmani is a professional stage manager, production manager and educator with over 30 years of experience. His areas of expertise include stage management, production management, technical management, professionalisation, coaching and mentoring. Prior to joining LASALLE, Michael was Subject Leader for Theatre Production at Bath Spa University, UK. He re-wrote and transformed the course into a full three-year BA(Hons) programme. He led a period of significant growth for Theatre Production, enhancing professional partnerships and excellent student satisfaction for the programme. While at Bath Spa University, Michael also worked as a Production Manager for Theatre Royal, Bath. A UK national, he has worked internationally and with some of the very best talent in British theatre, both onstage and backstage. Key engagements include Stage Manager for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Head of Stage Management for Scottish Opera, and latterly Head of Technical for Scottish Opera. Michael was also Chair and Director of the Stage Management Association of United Kingdom.

Michael is particularly interested in new pedagogies in theatre production, and the interface between technology and theatre production. In this regard, he has been actively working on new stage management and show calling systems that can facilitate new and path-breaking ways of learning technical theatre.

Funding and Subsidies

Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) Funding

e2i, an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), aims to support all freelance Drama CCA Instructors with a 50% subsidy for all Level Up! Fest 2022 workshops.

The subsidy is stackable with the SDEA member discount.

Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Register for the workshop(s) prior to the e2i funding application
  • Not be a MOE Teacher or Staff

Click here to find out more and apply for the subsidy.

Application for e2i funding will close on 20th November 2022.

Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI)

In loving memory of the late Christina Sergeant, TSPDI is an SDEA initiative that offers subsidies for members to attend SDEA events, workshops, and masterclasses.

Chosen applicants will receive 50% off the nett invoiced amount (amount after other subsidies) for Level Up! Fest 2022 programmes in funding.

Click here to find out more and apply for the initiative.

Application for TSPDI will close on 11th November 2022, and all successful applicants will be notified by 14th November 2022.

Level Up! Fest 2022: Symposium for Drama CCA Educators

In partnership with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the LASALLE College of the Arts, SDEA presents Level Up! Fest 2022, a two-day symposium for the Drama CCA Instructors and Teachers-in-charge.

Level Up! Fest is SDEA’s platform to recognise, celebrate, and bring focus to the importance of the professional development of the theatre/drama educator.

This year, Level Up! Fest is specially curated for Drama CCA Instructors and Drama CCA Teachers-in-charge to advance capabilities and develop more holistic Drama CCA experiences for students in today's world.

Gain new knowledge and strategies from nine workshops designed and facilitated by faculty members from NAFA School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre and LASALLE School of Dance and Theatre. Get inspired by talks conducted by industry leaders. From introductory programmes to in-depth skills development workshops, there is something for everyone!

SDEA Members will be able to enjoy a 20% discount on registration fees as well as apply for the Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI) for additional support.

Workshop spaces are limited! Join us in the many opportunities this November for you to Level Up!

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for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

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