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Backstage in the Kaleidoscope, we do it all.
No, literally. Like, Everything.
Technical Production, i.e. the work done behind the scenes in theatre & dance alike, is a heavily collaborative process. Many hands don’t just make light work; they make the work possible in the first place.
In the Theater & Dance Department, we work alongside professional directors, choreographers, and designers from both Philadelphia and New York City. Make no mistake, though, the students at Ursinus WORK alongside them as much as learn from them. Without you, the shows simply wouldn’t happen. There’s opportunity abound; students have a hand in everything:
- Scenic Painting
- Theatrical Rigging
- Shop & machinery maintenance
- Hanging & Cabling
- Instrument care & maintenance
And that’s just before the show even opens…
But it’s not just as labor that our students shine. They work in management roles as well. Students in the KPAC can & do function as
Production Stage Managers
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Crew Chiefs
- Lighting Board Operator
- Sound Board Operator
- Costume/Wardrobe Crew
- Scenic Flies
- Deck Crew
Students perform just about every roll needed to make a production run as smoothly and seamlessly as it can. Despite all the work (and yeah - it can be a lot) we’re rarely doing it alone and we’re rarely not having a good time while we do it.
Stop on into the Shop, KPAC #137. Positions for work study open up available every fall semester and Production Practicum (TD007) credits are available at almost any time. Previous experience always helps, sure, but it is NOT required to hang out with us.
See you backstage soon!