Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Meghan Barrett: The Technical Team of Seussical

Meghan Barrett came back early to Geneseo on January 10th to work on Seussical the Musical, being put on by the Geneseo Music Department. The show, featuring 20 college students and a children's chorus, will go up this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (7 pm, 7 pm, and 3 pm respectively) in Wadsworth Auditorium.

Meghan served in three capacities for the show - Lighting Designer, Technical Director, and Stage Manager meaning that she designed, hung, gelled and focused the lights, programmed the light board, built, secured, and faced the set, rigged the back drops, is in charge of crew, and is calling the cues for the show.

"It was a little rough," Meghan admitted, "taking on three positions when any one of those can drive someone crazy with a cast this large, working in an unfamiliar space, etc... it was difficult but really rewarding. Especially to see the set go up, the lights hung and focused, everything done in less than two weeks - it was really, really intense."

This is not Meghan's first run around the technical theater block. She's served as a Props Manager, Member of Run and Construction Crew, Spot Operator, Assistant Technical Director, Assistant Scene Designer, Lighting Designer, Stage Manager, and Technical Director for over twenty different shows from high school to college. Meghan is also a TA for the technical theatre shop on campus.

"The only things I haven't really done are sound and costumes... I should probably get into that," Meghan joked.

Come see the show this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and check out all the hard work of the crew, cast, and Meghan herself. Enjoy!

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