Thursday, January 28, 2016

Checking In: Scene Shop

No single day is like any other in the Knox College scene shop this term. In four weeks, we have made amazing progress on building the two huge sets for Rep Term. Exciting highlights from this week are that the three traps for Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere are in place and functioning in Harbach, and the walls for The Secret in the Wings  have started to go up.Foundations for both sets are constructed and installation of stairs is well on its way. 

Ian Tully is incredibly proud of the work his crew members have been able to accomplish, leaving this note on his Facebook profile:"REP TERM XVII Update: Shout out and kudos for all the amazing people on scene crew this REP term. Two weeks in a row we have set very ambitious goals, and two weeks in a row we have met these goals despite normal speed-bumps and set-backs. The work we've accomplished would not be possible without the positive attitudes and the general willingness to step up and bust things out."

What a nice guy. Another big task we managed to accomplish this week was relocating the risers in Studio Theatre proving that Knox kids are willing to go the extra mile to create something they can truly be proud of. Since the platforms have been up, rehearsals for Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere have been taken to new heights, 10 feet high to be exact.

Personally, I can say that I never expected to spend so much time around power tools and sawdust this term, but it's been a blast. It didn't take very long to become accustomed to the rhetoric and organization of the scene shop, and it didn't take very long to recognize every song on the scene shop playlists either. At week four, I think we're all fitting into a semblance of routine (quickly to be upset by impending tech week), but despite this, I am still very excited to see what exactly I will be doing each day.

Caroline Foulk
ASM Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere 

Caleb Awe and Joel Schleicher use the table saw.

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