Backstage

Work. Create. Learn. 

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:

Scenery

  • Construction
  • Scenic Painting
  • Theatrical Rigging
  • Shop & machinery maintenance

Lighting

  • Hanging & Cabling
  • Focus
  • Instrument care & maintenance

Sound

  • Foley Effects
  • Mixing

Costumes

  • Costumes
  • Sewing
  • Wigs
  • Makeup

Props

  • Props
  • Research
  • Construction
  • Sourcing

And that’s just before the show even opens…

Student Managers

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
  • Run Crew
  • Lighting Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Costume/Wardrobe Crew
  • Scenic Flies
  • Deck Crew

Students perform just about every role needed to make a production run as smoothly and seamlessly as it can.  

Interested?  

Stop on into the Shop, KPAC #137.   Positions for work study open up every fall semester and Production Practicum (TD007) credits are available at almost any time. Previous experience is not required.

See you backstage soon!