Production


The perfect place to play

Lemon Wood and Emma Bangs hard at work in the scene shop building the floor for an upcoming show.Lemon Wood and Emma Bangs hard at work in the scene shop building the floor for an upcoming show. Credit: Alicia BaileyTheatre depends on design and technology to create the world we play in.  At Beloit, students can gain real world, hands-on experience stage-managing, building sets and costumes, and working with designers.  Beloit College is a place to play, experiment, and discover the potentials of space, place, clothing, and lighting.  Mary Leach ’00 remembers that her production major at Beloit gave her

“the hands on technical training allowing me jump in and start working soon after graduating. Having worked in the scene shop as my work study job set me up to work professionally in shops that build Broadway, TV, and special events. I found the program invaluable to my career.”

Daniela Weiser ’99 claims,

“My time at Beloit taught me that I could do anything I set my mind to. I got to experience not just all areas of technical theatre to prep me for my future career but I was able to get involved in many organizations, student government, and sports. All those opportunities I had in my time there helped shaped who I am today. I am not afraid to take any challenges because while I was at Beloit College everyone always believed that I had it in me to step up to whatever came my way.”

Huldey (Sydney Mercado) belts a ballad over her sister, Agatha's body (Julia Dirkes-Jacks) in...Huldey (Sydney Mercado) belts a ballad over her sister, Agatha's body (Julia Dirkes-Jacks) in The Moors by Jen Silverman, directed by Amy Sarno, Set Design by Eric Moslow, Lighting Design by Jacob Schenkman (assisted by Peter Gustafson), Costume Design by Shelbi Wilkin.

Peter Gustafson ’19 won a Merit Award for Lighting Design from KC/ACTF Region III for his work as Assistant Lighting Designer for The Moors by Jen Silverman.

Production students have the opportunity every spring to attend USITT to learn the latest and greatest in design and technology while networking and workshopping with nationally renowned designers.

Students pose for a shot at USITT 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.Students pose for a shot at USITT 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Actors toast in The Who and The What by Ayad Aktar and produced by BITE.

Production majors take part in BITE (Beloit Independent Theatre Experience) as well as faculty directed shows.  They stage manage, design costumes, lights, sound, properties, and sets.  Last spring production and performance members of BITE worked together to create The How and the Why by Sarah Treem. Abby Bender and Kenzie Finan directed.

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