How to Theatre

Weekly interactive lessons in various production techniques that work beyond the walls of the theater.

Each week professional staff will dive into a specific lesson that will not only hone your theatre skills but also your “how to person” skills. Lessons will span general items such as wood working, sewing, welding, audio and some specific items like scenic painting, embroidery, recording, and CNC use.

Watch from the comfort of your own home via zoom or sign-up to join the limited in-person slots for select lessons.  Students can submit topics for consideration for Student Choice day.

To register for online virtual events, click on the individual title below to find the registration link and more details.

Individual registration is required for each event. Registration opens up one-month prior to event.


Signup for in-person participation


Submit topics for Student’s Choice



Tue 22

How To: Student Choice – Sewing Machine 101

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 23

How To: Student Choice – Pneumatics & Building a flat

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 29

How To: Wigs!

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 30

How To: Scenic Textures

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 06

How To: Stage Makeup Basics

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Oct 07

How To: Painting Faux Woods

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Oct 13

How To: Old Age Makeup

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Oct 14

How To: Painting Stone

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm




By supporting the student through the arts we promote the success of the whole student, preparing them to succeed academically, professionally and personally. Donor support is critical to the success of University Theatre and makes an impact beyond the performances you see on stage, particularly in a time when live audiences are unable to attend. Your gifts allow our programs to grow and thrive.