What is Set Con?
Set Construction (also known as Set Con) is an integral
part of the theatrical arts at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. It provides a unique, hands-on learning experience for students, allowing them to work on a complex and dynamic set construction process. Students have the opportunity to use tools and paint, learning how to collaborate with other students and adult volunteers. In addition to the social and learning benefits, students can earn thespian points. Adult supervision is provided during all Set Con activities.
What activities can students participate in during Set Con?
- Building of sets structures, set pieces, framing, flooring and more
- Painting and finishing, including learning how to create faux finishes and using different brushes and colors
- Other activities such as moving set pieces, cleanup, etc.
When is Set Con scheduled?
Set Con is typically on Friday evenings from 6-9 and Saturdays from 9-6. As the performance date gets closer, additional hours may be scheduled as needed.
What should students wear to Set Con?
Students should consider Set Con an active work zone and should plan accordingly. Old clothes should be worn to avoid damage from paint, etc. and students should wear sneakers, work boots, or similar shoes.
The following items ARE NOT PERMITTED
at Set Con
Loose fitting jewelery
Flip flops, any kinds of sandals, slip on sneakers, loose fitting shoes, etc.
What about safety during Set Con?
Safety is priority
during Set Con, and the adult volunteers are there to make sure it is safe and enjoyable educational experience. During Set Con, there is at least one adult trained in First Aid and there are First Aid kits available. Typical issues are usually non-serious such as small cuts or splinters.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the Set Con process if they are available. Adult volunteers are crucial to the success of the Set Con process via supervision, assisting students with more complex tasks, and bringing food for lunch and dinner breaks. Many parents find the process rewarding and fun.
Set Con Participation = THESPIAN POINTS
Students in the Drama Club can earn Thespian Points
for participation in Set Con. Students earn 1 point for every 10 hours of set construction. Students earn 1 point for every 5 hours of set strike (takedown).