ACT offers set building workshop

JASPER — Actors Community Theatre will present a free workshop titled Build Up: Basics of Carpentry and Introduction to Power Tool for Set Building from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the ACT warehouse at the back of the Dubois County Museum.

Participants will be introduced to the following fundamentals of scenic carpentry:

Proper personal protective equipment.

Basics of measuring and proper layout techniques.

Fundamentals of the physics included in carpentry (including a plum, level and square).

Power tools physics and proper usage. Tools covered will be the circular saw, miter saw, impact driver, and drill.

The goal of this workshop will be to cut, fasten and temporarily install knee walls used to hold the perimeter of the circular stage upright. This will include some rudimentary framing techniques and schools of thought. By the end of the course, the circular platform for “These Shining Lives” should be built. The play will be perform Nov. 21-23 as a dinner theatre. Other upcoming ACT productions include “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” another dinner theatre, from March 26-28, 2020, and Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” from July 23-26, 2020.

This workshop is open to eight participants; others interested will be added to a wait list and contacted if there are openings.

Closed-toed shoes are mandatory and long pants are suggested. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided for the participants.

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