Technical Theatre

Technical theatre has the coolest makerspace in town

The Technical Theatre Conservatory is a hands-on class that covers work in lighting, sound, stage management, costume design, set design and other areas of theatre production. Plus, we have a cool makerspace with power tools. 

Students with strong interests in media, theatre, music or dance will benefit from an understanding of the performing arts from this perspective. Technical Theatre Conservatory students provide support for a variety of Mayfield Senior School events and productions and utilize a variety of current technologies in light and sound production.

In this Conservatory, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves behind the scenes in learning the technology and design behind a production.

Advanced students have the opportunity to not only operate the technology for each production, but also to participate in the design of each performance or event. Students with a strong interest in audio/visual digital recording and editing, computers, sound, and lighting design will quickly become integral parts of every production at Mayfield Senior School, from the Spring Dance Concert to Music in May, the Fall play, and every school Assembly and Mass.

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  • photo: Denise Leitner

    The hellos and goodbyes of Mayfield’s Choreographers’ Ball

    Last night, Mayfield’s Choreographers’ Ball opened to an enthusiastic audience. This annual performance highlights the talents of the Dance and Technical Theatre Conservatories, with student choreography and student lighting design. This year featured choreography by Dance Conservatory’s nine upperclasswomen. And the pithy title “hello. goodbye.” brings to mind all of the in-between spaces associated at the beginning and end of things. And these choreographers have a lot to reflect on during their high school years: from the retirement of their longtime dance teacher (Denise Leitner) to the hiring of their energetic new teacher (Sarah Alaways), from the COVID lockdowns to the anxious/exciting deliberations of imagining their lives beyond the Bellefontaine campus—and much, much more. We had a chance to sit down for a round-table discussion with several of the choreographers and their Dance Teacher, Ms. Alaways, as they opened up about parts of their creation, the bitter and the sweet…
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  • Happy Halloweekend

    As we move into our Fall/Winter season of the conservatory program we are gearing up for some amazing performances! Our fall play "Macbeth" runs from Nov. 17-20! Following the fall play, we shift into the Christmas season full of exciting performances from Instrumental and Vocal! Shout out to our Artist of the Week—one of newest members of the Creative Writing conservatory—new to the school, actually. Her versatility is impressive from memoir, fiction, to spoken word, this scribe is multi-talented. Give it up for Kasani Freeman '24! And our Mayfield community is gearing up for Halloweekend. Arts Council hosted Halloween festivities this week on campus with pumpkin decorating and a costume contest! Please enjoy these fun Halloween costume shots.
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  • A busy time for all of Mayfield's conservatories...

    All Arts Night last Friday was a huge success! We want to share a big “thank you” to all the Arts Faculty, Student Artists, and Community for supporting the arts!  
    Artist(s) of the Week: Lilly Santizo ’26 and Julia Lothian ’26. Both freshmen have demonstrated a great talent for Design and Technical Theater. Both have demonstrated leadership and have been very helpful with assisting fellow students with our Design of our upcoming Production. Lilly and Julia have also demonstrated a great ability to set-up and mix events, that include mics and a band. We saw their talents as they worked as co-sound-engineers for last Friday's Arts event. We look forward to many great productions in the future from these two talented Technical Theater students. Congratulations and thank you. 
    The Arts Council is organizing some fun Halloween activities for the Mayfield community including pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and more!!!

    From Choir Retreat to pre-production for “Macbeth,” it’s an exciting time for all of the arts at Mayfield! Read more to learn what each conservatory is up to! 
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Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.