This page contains instructions, reference materials, and technical information for various GCA venues, as well as guidelines for departmental theatre & dance productions.
Scene Shop Assistants: Emily Turfitts, Sophia Rooks, Leah Thivierge, Sam Steptoe, and Vinny Nasibi.
Scene Shop Hours for all semesters: MTh 12:30-5pm, Tues 1:30-5pm, Fri 1-5pm
1/4” scale: Groundplan & Section and Front Elevation
1/2” scale: Groundplan, Section, and Elevation
Costumes and Props
Costume and Prop Shop Manager: Emma Russell Duda
Costume and Prop Shop Hours for Spring 2023: TTh 11:30-1:30pm or by appointment
Directions to the Costume Shop (18Fa)
Costume Shop Map (18Fa)
Costume Shop Guidelines (18Fa)
Costume Sign-Out Form (and a Completed Example)
Dance Costume Inventory (19Fa)
Costume Tips & Tricks (18Fa)
Costumes vs. Props (18Fa)
Costume Design Resources (18Fa) - available on paper, in costume shop
Prop Shop Guidelines (updated 18Fa)
Prop Sign-Out Contract (19Fa)
Prop Shop Map (17Fa)
Costumes vs. Props (18Fa)
Borrowing something from a local business? You must talk with Prof. Eckelman first, and then complete this form: WC THE DAN Borrowing Form (18Fa)
Lighting and Sound
Lighting, Audio, and Video Shop Manager: Matt Brader
Assistant Lighting, Audio, and Video Shop Manager: Liz Fitzpatrick
Lighting Shop Hours for Spring 2023: Wednesday & Friday 12:30-2:30pm or by appointment
Lighting Guidelines (19Fa)
Lighting Shop Map (17Fa)
Gobo Inventory (19Sp)
Cue List Template (19Fa)
Tawes Lighting Change Sheet (18Fa)
You must have a meeting with the Lighting Shop Manager during the week before your load-in, to review these documents and prepare fixtures, color, etc.
Tawes Rep Light Plot (1/2” scale)
Tawes Rep Lighting Section (1/2” scale)
Tawes Rep Lighting Elevation (1/2” scale)
Tawes Rep Magic Sheet (2 versions)
The Light Lab is in GCA 227, across the hall from Abbey Wark's office. To reserve a time, consult the digital sign-up sheet!
Before using the Light Lab, you must be trained by the Production Manager, Technical Director, or the Lighting Shop Manager.
Need to document your Light Lab work? Use these templates:
Tawes Sound Tutorials (15Sp)
Tawes Startup/Shutdown Procedures (16Sp)
Tawes Sound Signal Flow (19Sp)
Tawes Sound Plot (16Fa)
Tawes Default QLab Template (16Sp - update coming in Fall 2020)
(Download and install this template before building your QLab show file! Instructions available here.)
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 Production Manager, Abbey Wark. 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)
A 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 Production Manager, Abbey Wark.