Technical Theatre Overview
The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Theatre Department offers a focused, high-level, quality education to dedicated Actors and Technicians interested in pursuing advanced studies of theatre Acting, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre. Students focusing on Technical Theatre receive a CTE-designed program that will prepare them for either college or entry into the Industry.
Las Vegas Academy Technical Theatre students are the heartbeat of our school. The technicians spend their Freshman year learning about the role of technicians within the world of theatre. They also take an elective class in theatre performance. Technical Theatre students will develop competency with sound, lighting, costumes and props, set design and construction. They begin their education with a background in theatre safety, OSHA regulations and operation on theatre systems in our three state-of-the-art performance venues.
As they continue on in their education, their work will be featured onstage as part of the Las Vegas Academy Theatre productions. Technical Theatre students work with the core faculty, and a variety of guest artists and technicians who specialize in various areas of technical theatre. Through the 4 year program, students will also have the opportunity to pursue several CTE (Career and Technical Education) credits.
The Conservatory trains students to become professional theatre technicians with the skill sets necessary to pursue a professional career in the industry, attend a prestigious college/university in a major of their choice, and/or participate in an arts school or conservatory program. The Conservatory’s caring and dedicated faculty members focus on developing students into great actors by instilling principles of confidence, presence, focus, creativity, imagination, persistence, listening, and understanding. The Conservatory encourages the development of practical life skills beneficial to students’ futures regardless of the post-graduate path they choose to follow. While in the program, students develop strong communication, creative thinking, collaboration, leadership, problem solving, conflict management, and time management skills.
The Las Vegas AcademyTheatre Program has a long history of being a leader in the Arts community. Recent Awards include:
2021--Spotlight Award: Audrey Freund (Las Vegas Academy, Something Rotten)
2020--Arts Educator of the Decade, Megan Scalise (Broadway World)
Best Actor: Joey Cooper (Las Vegas Academy, Kiss Me Kate)
Best Costume Design and Construction: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (Kiss Me Kate)
Best Ensemble: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (Kiss Me Kate)
Best Actor: Cole Duffy (Las Vegas Academy, Dogfight)
Spotlight Award: David Wade and Nikole York (Las Vegas Academy, Cinderella)
Best Actor: Deimoni Brewington (Las Vegas Academy, Footloose)
Spotlight Award: Jessica Vanek (Las Vegas Academy, Rent)
Best Actor: Deylan Dean (Las Vegas Academy, Aida)
Spotlight Award: Ja’Keetrius Woods (Las Vegas Academy, Aida)
Spotlight Award: Aurora Watts-Esquibel and Nathaniel Harlan (Las Vegas Academy, In the Heights)
National Thespian Mainstage Performance of Of Mice and Men
National Thespian Mainstage Performance of Big River
Las Vegas Broadway World Awards:
2013-Best Show By A Local Theater Group (Oklahoma - Las Vegas Academy - Lowden Theater)
2014-Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Musical (Jekyi Post - In the Heights - LV Academy Theatre - Lowden Theater)
Best Performance in a Play (Off-Strip) (Marisa Caddick, LVA Black Box Theater)
2018 Best Ensemble Cast (SCAPIN - Las Vegas Academy)
Best Leading Actor in a Play (Dalen Todorov - SCAPIN - Las Vegas Academy)