Marywood offers workshop for student theater ‘techies’

First Posted: 1/26/2015

SCRANTON — The Marywood University Theatre Program will hold a workshop titled “The Hidden Path: a Way Into Theatre,” from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts.

This is a workshop for “techies.” This workshop will introduce students to what tech jobs entail, explain what a satisfying career in technical theatre can be and demonstrate that it can be the hidden path into the theatre industry.

Students do not need to have technical skills to participate, just curiosity and respect for the play that goes on backstage.

Workshop presenters are members of the faculty and staff of the Marywood theatre program: Judy Snyder, production manager and scenic designer; Patrick Toomey, technical director and sound designer; Robert Lozada, lighting designer and Mary Ann Swords-Greene, costume and make-up designer.

Additional participants are three alumnae of the Marywood program whose professional work in the theatre industry run the gamut of performer, technician, stage manager, administrator, and teacher. Alumnae participants are John Fasulo, Michelle Summers and Marybeth Langdon.

There is a $15 fee for the workshop, which includes lunch.

For information about the workshop or to register, contact Dr. Paulette Merchel, interim theatre program director, at or call 570-862-3615.

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