Technology in theater began as early as theater. Outside performances were common before the advent of indoor lighting using gas in the late 1700s. With the invention of the incandescent lamp in 1879, almost all theaters used electric lighting by 1900. Technology has been incorporated into all aspects of theater, including sets, props, and costumes. Integration of technology into theater is the next generation of theater; a panel was conducted at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. The panel focused on integration of technology for costuming in television and film. Professional theaters have used technology to create phenomenal costumes. Individuals are creating costumes for conventions and Halloween which utilize technology. It is time to integrate technology into costuming and props at the high school level.
Author: Nancy Cattrell