The Warrior Wire

Filed under A&E, Showcase

Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

Drama+Tech+students+help+construct+the+set+for+spring+musical+%E2%80%9CRent.%E2%80%9D+
Drama Tech students help construct the set for spring musical “Rent.”

Drama Tech students help construct the set for spring musical “Rent.”

Millie Dunn

Millie Dunn

Drama Tech students help construct the set for spring musical “Rent.”

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This spring, North Atlanta’s theater department put on an impressive performance of “Rent.” We know the performers were spectacular and performed well, but what about those behind the scenes? Or between the scenes, managing the props and working the lights?

To make sure any play goes off without a hitch, enter the Drama Department’s Tech Crew, the students who take the class Tech Theater with Carlos Hooper, theater department director. This intrepid behind-the-scenes bunch ensures that every scene, transition and lighting scenario comes off brilliantly.

The tech crew traditionally works sound and lighting, but there are some who move props to their proper position and make sure all performers are made up and ready for the stage.

Tech Crew Sophomore Ranier Truesdale works hard to make sure the actors are prepared to perform. “It was my role to help out with transitions in the show and I helped keep all of the props in order,” he said.

Truesdale also used his artistic know-how to paint a detailed graffiti piece for the stage backdrop. The theater enthusiast says he enjoys being on the crew because of his passion for theater. “I like being backstage because I’m not a performer,” he said.

Sophomore Kaheya Nash shares a similar passion. For “Rent,” she worked as props manager and she helped with stage managing. “I liked both aspects but enjoyed helping out with stage managing the most,” she said.

She said Tech Crew members thrive in the creative and spontaneous nature of their class environment. “And the controlled chaos of performances is stressful yet exciting,” Nash said.

The Tech Crew and the theater gang go hand in hand. Without one another there would be no production. Both deserved the standing ovations after “Rent” performances. So, hats off, Tech Crew. The show could not go on with you.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    Big Concert Plans Kickoff Students’ Summer Plans

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    Without Much Noise, Suspenseful “Quiet Place” Takes In Big Audiences  

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    North Atlanta Students Stoked for APS-Sponsored “Hamilton” Field Trip

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    Sophomore Schuh Nets First Place at Prestigious Photography Competition

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    It’s All “Action” on Zoe Glickman’s Burgeoning Film Career

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    “Buckhead High” Highlights Reality From Student Eyes

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    North Atlanta Students Pitch in to Make Sutton Showcase a Success

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    North Atlanta Thespians Set the Stage with Another Year of Georgia ThesCon

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    Atkinson Makes Her Mark at Shakespearean Monologue Competition

  • Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew

    A&E

    AaronELIjah Cover New Artistic Ground With “I Am”

For All Things North, Read the Wire
Behind the Scenes of “Rent” With Drama’s Tech Crew