Technical Theatre students attend weekly classes. These classes focus on the design, production prep, and backstage work of producing a play!
All Technical Theatre members are encouraged to assist with technical responsibilities for the this semesters’ productions, such as Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Props Crew, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator.
Tech Work Days are optional but necessary to finish projects which may include set building/painting, designing lights/sound, helping pull costumes or props, and more. Please dress appropriately in “paint clothes” if necessary.
Technical Theatre students may work on one or more plays each semester, please see that cast page for more information.
All participants need to submit a bio form. We will use that information to create their actor or technical bio for the play’s playbill. Please see examples below.
Jayden Williams (Chuck, Cast B) is a freshman at Toledo School for the Arts. This is his seventh year at CTW. Jayden has previously appeared as Caithness in Macbeth, Wadsworth in Clue, Dr Flinn in Radium Girls, Mouse in You Only Live Nine Times, and Apollo in The Disappearance. He has also appeared in Horizon Youth Theatre’s production of The Lightning Thief. Jayden enjoys drawing, acting and spending quality time with his cats.
Jane Doe (Lilith) is a freshman at St. Ursula Academy. We’d like to welcome her to her first show with CTW! Jane would like to thank her parents and family for always supporting her.
Jordan Jones (Tech Crew) is a sophomore at Start High School. This is their second year with CTW. They have previously been involved with Magic Treehouse: Pirates Past Noon as Spot Operator, Macbeth as Deck Head, Emperor’s Old Clothes as Deck Head, The Last Five Years as Spot Operator, and Willy Wonka Jr as Deck Crew. Jordan has also been involved with The Sylvania Youth Theatre’s production of The Addams Family as Light Board Operator. “Thank you to everyone for coming to the show!”
When show shirts go on sale, they will be available at the below link. Please note that the link will only work during the limited time that show shirts are available for order.
Click here to purchase Players Company Show Shirts
Click here to purchase Ensemble Company Show Shirts
Tickets for any CTW shows can be purchased at this link: Tickets
*please note tickets will be available at least 1 month before the show. Prior to that, tickets may not be available.
We can’t do this without you! Please consider signing up to help during the performances. Link to sign up will be available closer to the show dates. Below are the usual volunteer positions needed and a brief description.
Box Office Attendant – help sell tickets at the door.
Ticket sales at the door are very similar to buying tickets online through Booktix. A CTW staffer will assist with setup and training and be available to help if you have any problems. Please note volunteers will probably miss the first 10-15 minutes of the show to assist late guests.
Concessions Stand – make and box up popcorn. Sell popcorn and prepackaged snacks and drinks. Before the show and possibly during intermission (not all shows have an intermission).
Usher – help ticket holders find their seats and pass out playbills before the show.
Why not let your child know how proud you are of them? Ads and Shout Outs (also know as one-liners) can be purchased to put in the playbill. Also business ads available, support CTW and reach a new audience with your business ad in the playbill.
Social Media Spotlights
In the weeks leading up to the play, we will email you to ask if you’d like to submit a photo and message for your student to post and we will hype them on social media. It’s an opportunity to share how proud you are of your student(s) or how much you love them or can’t wait to see them perform. Or have grandparents or other friends/family members send your student a shoutout. The shoutout format will be as below, with your text in the middle, with the photo you send.
Introducing cast and crew shout outs for our upcoming production of Play Name!
Student First Name, I am so proud of you! Love, Family
Come see Play Name Jan 13-15, 2023 at The Historic Ohio Theatre 3112 Lagrange, Toledo, OH 43608. Tickets available at the door or online: https://ctwtoledo.booktix.com/
You can also check CTW’s FB or Instagram pages for examples of the social media spotlights we posted for the last show. Children’s Theatre Workshop (Toledo) or ctwtoledo.