So this week saw the beginning of tech rehearsals for our sixth drama this academic year ‘Machinal’. Directed by Edward Dick this play by Sophie Treadwell tells the tragic story of a young woman caught in the machinery of life. Trapped in a loveless marriage, devoid of life’s passion, she resorts to severe measures to find her freedom. The play is set in the original 1920s period which is brought to life here in the main Silk Street theatre. Check out the photos below for a brief glimpse into this complex production.
Ollie mixing the sound.
The lighting crew.
…and more lighting.
Joss the DSM.
Louise and Jen are operating the lighting desk.
The opening office scene.
Tickets for Machinal can be bought here.
Steve Huttly (Pathway Leader for Theatre Technology) and Mimi Palmer-Johnston (TTA Stage & Costume Management Alumni) last week represented the Technical Theatre Arts course as USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) in Cincinnati. Over the week they were able to speak to a large number of potential students interested in the school, the TTA course and it’s various pathways. They were later joined by the Head of Production Management and Guildhall Associate Producer Stuart Calder.
More info about the USITT can be found here.