Practicum Opportunities Spring 2023

Positions are open to any students, and earn 1 credit hour. Enrollment fulfills the experiential learning requirement of the Global Miami Plan.
If you'd like to take a practicum, fill out the form below.
If you've already been cast or have agreed to a production assignment, you ALSO need to fill out the form below to be enrolled in the practicum course and earn credit. 

FULL SEMESTER Opportunities

Scenic Carpentry
This is where we need the MOST help. We need students who specifically want experience developing skills in woodworking or metalworking, along with theatre-specific skills like rigging and set installation. Beginners are welcome.

Construction hours would begin at the start of the spring term. The Play That Goes Wrong is a big set show, and our goal is to be finished with all the practical elements by March 3. Shop hours may be frequent during this first six weeks of the semester, and be fewer after spring break.

Scene Painting
We could use a crew of folks with blocks of time on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with scene painting. Those who have had the scene painting class are encouraged to sign up, though there will be room for one or two beginners.

Props Construction
If you know how to use the basic woodworking tools in the shop, OR have sewing skills, OR have done some molding and casting, OR any combination of these things, sign up for props construction. You'd need some blocks of time on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Costume Construction, Organization and maintenance
Costuming this semester will involve a good deal of modification and alteration of existing garments to  create looks needed for The Play That Goes Wrong.

Electrics Crew
Help with the hang and focus of lights, install speakers, set up the theatre spaces for tech rehearsals. Work is done during the day, scheduled around your availability.

We need a student to work this semester with Tasha Dean, CCA marketing manager, on writing features and developing marketing strategies for the spring shows.

Assistant Stage Managers
ASM's assist the stage manager during the pre-production phase and during rehearsals. Nightly rehearsals (7-11 pm) begin March 1. It is likely that there will be flexibility in the number of rehearsals each ASM would attend.


SECOND HALF of the Semester Opportunities

Run Crew for The Play That Goes Wrong

Run crews need to commit to tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances of the show. We need  humans for each of these areas:

  • Light Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Wardrobe: Check costumes in and out, help with quick changes, light maintenance
  • Hair and Makeup: Help actors with hair and makeup
  • Scenery*: Set special effects, run special effects, help with backstage organization
  • Props*: Set prop tables, manage consumable props, facilitate props effects

*Scenery and Props run crews will be called in during the rehearsal period before tech to train and run some of the special effects with the cast. Weeknights 7-11 p.m. would need to be kept available.

Tech Rehearsals: April 19th-21st from 7–11 P.M. and April 22nd from 12-4 P.M.

Dress Rehearsals: April 22nd, 24th, and 25th from 6–11 P.M.

Performances: April 26th, 27th, and 29th at 7:30 P.M.; April 28th at 1:00 P.M.; and April 30th at 2 P.M. Call times will be no more than 90 minutes prior to curtain.

Friday, April 28th will be a matinee at 1:00 P.M. for local schools. Call will be no earlier than 11 A.M. Students will be provided with a letter to give to their professors explaining their absence from class that day and asking faculty to excuse the absence. We can not guarantee an excused absence will be granted.

Run crew will be part of strike following the April 30th performance.

Independent Artist Series
February 24-26
The Play That Goes Wrong
April 26-30