Q. We have always gotten by with just parent volunteers and our sets are ok; why should we consider your services for set design?
A. We at Apex pride ourselves on the ability to adapt to the needs and limitations of organizations. We understand you have not hired a set designer in the past but we want to offer the chance to grow your program and increase production values while exposing your students to professionals in the theatre and entertainment industries. A chance to gain knowledge from industry professionals and work side by side with them.
Q. We have to be sure that anyone working with students have passed a background check and are approved by our standards, how will that happen?
A. Any employee of Apex Scenic Design that is working in any capacity with students has been subject to a background check that can be submitted to your school/organization from the agency that administered the check. In circumstances where that is not sufficient, Apex Scenic will pay for a background check that meets your organization’s requirements.
Q. You offer workshops to teach students about safety, construction, and theatre; what is your experience in teaching theatre?
A. Our founder, Shaun McIlquham, spent 13 years at Center Grove High School teaching technical theatre and as the technical director for the Performing Arts Center. He worked closely with the theatre director for nearly 20 years and has 15 years of experience in a professional theatre.
Q. We are on a tight budget, what costs will we be incurring if we use Apex Scenic Design?
A. Apex Scenic was created with tight budgets in mind. We will be happy to meet with you, sit down and discuss your needs and wants. After that initial consultation, you will receive a proposal for the services requested, this will include Design Fees, as well as Rental Fees and/or Construction Fees. The proposal is good for 14 days and if you decide to partner with Apex, a contract will be sent to make the deal official. Once the contract is returned with any deposits, work will begin on your project.
Q. What is a typical timeline from the first consultation to a finished product?
A. As with any project, the timeline will vary depending on the size and scope of your individual project. You will receive a project timeline with your proposal and modifications can be addressed at this time to meet your needs. We have never failed to meet a deadline, and do not plan to ever change that.
Q. We are interested in having you teach a workshop to our students, what are the size requirements for workshops?
A. Our workshops were designed to be taught to groups of 10-20 students. However, lower student to instructor ratios are always more beneficial to students. We would break up groups over 30 into two separate workshops and work out pricing individually. Our workshop prices will be listed with the description on that page.
Q. We are a school with very limited resources, we would like to hire you to teach the students construction techniques but are afraid our tool selection is subpar, do you have tools to supplement our selection?
A. Yes, we have tools that we can bring to supplement your tool selection. With anything, we would like to bring in a little as possible, it makes things simpler and less confusing. We prefer to use what is on hand and supplement when needed, but don’t worry, we have you covered.