ELAC and Yale University Host Graduate School Training For DesignPosted: Oct/8/2019 12:37 PM
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October 8, 2019
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Monterey Park, CA - The East Los Angeles College (ELAC) Theatre Arts department hosted a graduate school training in partnership with Yale School of Drama and Center Theatre Group October 4 and 5. This training, titled “Graduate School Training for Design/Tech/Stage Management: Through the Lens of Yale School of Drama," featured a free panel discussion followed by a reception and workshops.
The panel discussion and reception were open to current undergraduate students, as well as early-career field professionals, who are considering graduate school in theatrical design, technical direction, production management, and/or stage management. Workshops were limited to prospective graduate students only.
Panel Discussion & Reception 1–3pm (Students + Educators + Field Professionals)
Panelists described training in a conservatory model using Yale School of Drama, a renowned graduate school that trains in nine disciplines, as one example—focusing on the disciplines of design, technical design and production, and stage management. Following the discussion, there was an opportunities for networking well as free refreshments.
Educator Session with Yale Representatives 3–3:30pm (Educators Only)
Educators had an opportunity to meet with Yale representatives to discuss pathways from local schools into Yale School of Drama.
Career Workshops 3–4:30pm (Students + Field Professionals)
A series of brief workshops focused on resume building, personal statements and references, and portfolio creation.
Be sure to check out the ELAC Theatre newest production this semester as they bring Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula to the stage in a chilling adaptation. This production features Victorian settings and inspired special effects to bring this story to frightful heights! Directed by Kelley Hogan, Dracula is sure to be a Halloween treat.
For a full listing of show times and to purchase tickets please go to the following website.
To learn more about the ELAC Theatre Arts Department visit their website at www.elactheater.org or by following them on Instagram @ELACtheatre.