Ever wonder how an empty stage becomes a home, a cityscape, a store front and more? Now’s your chance to get a hands-on, behind-the-scenes theater experience to help build sets for Throckmorton Theatre’s Spring production of In The Heights. Under the guidance of master carpenter and set builder Jean-Paul LaRosee, students will learn the process of designing, constructing and building set pieces. Students will learn how to use power tools, measure construction materials, and erect a set design. All levels of experience welcome.
Class Dates & Times: Mondays, February 5th, 12th & 26th from 4-6pm and Saturday & Sunday, March 3-4 from 10am-3pm
Instructor: Jean-Paul LaRosee
Enroll: Download and fill out a Class Enrollment Form. Submit completed form & payment to Reba Gilbert via email or mail (see form for further details).
Financial Aid: If you would like to apply for financial aid please contact Barb Nimmons for a financial aid registration application. There is a $60 deposit to hold a spot in the class.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jean-Paul is a skilled carpenter, fine artist, woodworker and set designer/builder. He builds custom furniture, and has created sets for large stages as well as intimate theatre spaces like the Throckmorton Theatre. Favorite designs include Annie (Tomorrow Youth Repertory), Seussical the Musical (TYR), High School Musical (Marin Horizons) and this summer’s HAIRSPRAY at Throckmorton. Jean Paul was recently seen onstage at Throckmorton in Snow White: A Holiday Panto, and is also an experienced musician, chef and athlete. He lives in Oakland with his partner Reba Gilbert and their 18-month-old daughter Novari.