Category Archives: Technical Theatre

Town’s Talent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Corey LangleyWe are pleased to announce that Corey Langley has been selected as Town Theatre’s Assistant Technical Director. Corey has been a part of the Town family for many years both on stage and off. He recently played Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and just finished the role of Krupke in Town’s season opener of West Side Story. On the technical side, Corey has served as a freelance scenic designer in the Columbia area for the past eleven years. His portfolio includes work at Airport High School, BC High School, Congaree Baptist Church, and the former Stage Five Theatre. We are glad to have Corey serve in this capacity.

We also are pleased to announce that Megan Douthitt, anotherMegan Douthitt long-time Town Theatre participant, has now joined our staff in a full-time capacity. Megan has been on the Town stage in Mary Poppins, Miracle on 34th Street and Willy Wonka. She has worked at Town since 2016 in the box office and with our youth theatre program. She continues to wear several hats including serving as Assistant Director of Youth Theatre, serving as the lead arts faculty for our school theatre initiative and taking on additional administrative duties. Megan works alongside Scott Vaughan, whom we welcomed in late summer as our Youth Theatre Director, and Jeremy Reasoner, who continues in his role as Musical Director for Youth Theatre and Town’s private voice instructor.

Technical Theatre Internships Available

Town Theatre’s mission is to provide quality, live, family-oriented community theatre to the Midlands and beyond as well as to offer the foundation for those who wish to participate on stage or backstage. As such, we are offering up to four technical internship positions for the summer of 2018.

 Intern Duties:
~Assist with various aspects of the technical side of theatre.
~Participate actively in preparing for the summer production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
~Work in one or more of the following areas: carpentry, stage lighting, engineering, scenic art and design.

Qualifications:
~Some experience in technical theatre.
~Should be flexible, creative, a team player, reliable, and have a good work ethic.
~Display a willingness to assist in load in/out, as artist liaison, and setup/tear down stage.
~These internships are ideal for candidates who are looking to study technical theatre and/or design in high school, Governor’s School or college.
~Candidates should be at least 14 years of age.

Time Commitment:
In general, interns will work from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday beginning June 4. We will not work the week of July 4. There may be some optional opportunities to work on weekends as well as backstage crew for the production which runs July 19 to 29. Time for vacations, etc. can be negotiated. Interns will receive at least 75 hours of scenic building, painting and lighting work on a realized production. Each intern’s ending date is flexible, but most should expect to work through the week of August 6.

Other Details:
Interns will be under the supervision of Danny Harrington, Technical Director. All technical internships are unpaid. Neither housing nor transportation is provided. College credit may be granted, but must be coordinated in advance with the intern’s university/college. Interns will work primarily at Town Theatre which is located at 1012 Sumter Street in downtown Columbia and at Town’s warehouse located off of Shop Road.

To apply:
Please send a letter of interest and, if available, your theatrical résumé to shannon@towntheatre.com no later than April 22. Selected applicants and their parents will be scheduled for an interview with Town’s Technical Director and Executive Director.