Introduction to Theatre Design (THE 240) - Lab Hours / Requirement
This is the informational page for the Lab Hours requirement for THE 240, taught by Brian Reed. Allow this page to serve as the guidelines and expectations for your behavior during lab times, and the learning objectives / results you should strive to achieve.
- Safety is paramount to success. Being the case, the following shop rules must be followed, or you will be dismissed from lab and will not be able to make up missed time.
- Before entering the scenic studio for your first day of lab hours, you must complete one shop/tool safety sessions led by the Technical Director and Scenic Studio Foreman Intern. These sessions will last about 3 hours, and will count as your lab hours for the first week of class.
- You will not operate a tool you have not be explicitly trained to operate by the Technical Director. If there is a tool you wish to learn to use, that is not covered in the basic training session, please ask and either the Technical Director or Shop Foreman will be more than willing to show you how to use the tool, given there is time for the training. If someone asks you to use a tool you are not trained on, simply respond, "I am not trained on that tool, but perhaps I could help find someone who is."
- A person completing lab hours or working in the scenic studio must be wearing closed toed shoes, and appropriate clothing at all times. A person who shows up for work without closed toed shoes, or in clothing not appropriate for work in the shop, will be sent home to change, or dismissed for the day, losing all associated points.
- Eye protection is MANDATORY for everyone in the scenic studio at ALL TIMES. You will not step onto the wooden floor until you have eye protection. Eye protection is defined as a pair of safety glasses, from the bin near the door of the studio. If you wear glasses, those do not count as safety glasses, and accommodation can be made to get you a pair of safety glasses that fit over your regular glasses if need be. Ear protection is strongly recommended as the shop is a consistently loud environment, but this is a choice left up to the individual.
- Hair that hangs past the neck/below the shoulders must be tied back at all times.