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Technical Theatre & Drama

Media Services extends its technical support roles into the dramatic side of campus activities, found primarily in the Pew Fine Arts Center (PFAC).  With one of the largest College stages in Pennsylvania, PFAC's Ketler Auditorium mainstage and Little Theatre provide numerous opportunities each semester for student performances such as plays, musicals and concerts, as well as inviting professional musicians and actors to campus with the annual Showcase Series productions. 

Media Services offers technical support and facility oversight of the auditoriums and stages on campus, managed by Mr. Dan Wolfe (x3822 or dlwolfe@gcc.edu), PFAC Theatre Tech Director & Assistant Professor of Theatre, and Mr. Matthew Mitra (x4704 or mrmitra@gcc.edu), Lighting Designer.

Student technical work opportunities in the theatre are available each year.  These PFAC stage tech positions are granted to deserving tech-savvy students who meet the rigorous qualifications and exhibit a keen interest in the technical aspects of theatre.  PFAC techs help with facility upkeep, certfications, and offer technical expertise for all events in Ketler Auditorium and the Little Theatre. 

PFAC techs are available during weekly "work hours" and by appointment to offer stage certifications to interested students.  Certifications are currently available in the following areas: General Safety, Sound, Lighting, Rigging, Set Shop, Costumes. 



Date(s): Title:
Apr 16-18, 2015 College Play: "The Tempest", starring Dr. James Dixon
Feb 18-21, 2015 Children's Theatre: Honk! The Musical
Nov 20, 2014 Showcase Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014 Fall Musical: "Guys & Dolls"
Apr 10-12, 2014 Children's Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes
Feb 13-15, 2014 Spring Plays: "Dancing at Lughnasa" and "RED"
Oct 30, 2013 Showcase Series: Julie Fowlis
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2013 Fall Musical: "Les Miserables"
Mar 7-9, 2013 Spring Play: "Measure for Measure"
Feb 11, 2013 Showcase Series: Flamenco Vivo
Nov 7-10, 2012 Fall Musical: "The Apple Tree"
Oct 5, 2012 Showcase Series: von Trapp Singers in Concert
Mar 27-28, 2012 The De Chardin Project
Mar 15-17, 2012 Spring Play: The Pitmen Painters
Nov 9-12, 2011 Fall Musical: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Mar 3-5, 2011 Spring Play: "Brothers Karamazov"
Dec 7, 2010 Showcase Series: B.E. Taylor's Christmas Concert
Nov 10-13, 2010 Fall Musical: "Carnival"
Mar 24, 2010 Guest Artist: Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Mar 11-13, 2010 Spring Play: "Enemy of the People"
Nov 16, 2009 Guest Artist: The Leahy Family of Musicians
Oct 28-31, 2009 Fall Musical: "Godspell"
Apr 20, 2009 Guest Artist: Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
Apr 15-18, 2009 Children's Theatre: "Alice in Wonderland"
Mar 11-14, 2009 Spring Musical: "My Fair Lady"
Feb 17, 2009 Guest Artist: Pittsburgh Opera Theater's "Porgy and Bess"

For more information about theatre-related campus activities and ways to get involved, please visit the Theatre Program webpage or the English Department website.


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