Welcome to the brand new online home of Westlake High School's Technical Entertainment Crew. As part of the Grand Re-Opening of Westlake's Fine Arts Facility, we felt like it was time to give you a little closer look behind the scenes of our district's performing arts hub.
Since the doors were shut for renovation more than a year ago, the FAF has had a lot of work done.
Some of this will be easy to observe. Brand new seats, updated ADA seating, and easier access throughout are just a few of the things that will be easy to spot when you first walk in to the building.
Other things will be a little more subtle to the un-trained eye. New electrical systems, adjustable acoustical curtains, and an updated rigging system are just as critical to the show. These types of improvements are important as they allow us to safely and effectively produce the wide variety of performances that happen in the FAF every week.
Now that we're close to re-opening our doors, the administrators, teachers, and students who make up the TEC family are working overtime to clean up the construction dust (of which there was plenty), re-hang the lights (which were in storage), re-connect the wiring (and there's a bunch of it), and triple check every component.
As we get closer to the first performances in the new FAF, we look forward to sharing our experience with you.
Phil Gilbert, Jr.
TEC Alumnus ('99)