STAGE CREW

Stage Crew is the backbone of every play, musical, and dance production at New Trier, crew members build sets, paint scenery, operate the sound and lights for all performances, and have a great time. No previous experience is necessary. This is a terrific hands-on activity for anyone from a master builder to someone who barely knows how to turn on a light switch.

All student performers must successfully participate in a Crew Apprentice Program (CAP) production either before or within one calendar year after being cast in a production for the first time. Apprentice opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. If a student does not complete a CAP within the appropriate time frame, they are not eligible to audition for subsequent productions. All students are welcome to be part of multiple stage crews but do not need to participate in the CAP program more than once in their four years at New Trier.

Crew sessions include building of the scenery, loading in the set, technical and dress rehearsals and striking the set and are scheduled Monday through Friday from 3:30 - 6:00 PM. and on Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM or 1:30 - 4:30 PM. Technical and dress rehearsals end by 8:00 p.m. All CAP experiences average 30 sessions and include required build sessions in addition to an entire load-in and strike period for one production. In order to be assigned to a CAP experience, students must download an information packet and calendar (coming soon!), as well as complete the sign-ups linked below. Please bring the completed stage crew packet to the Crew Kick-Off meeting.  

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2019-2020 Productions  

Lagniappe-Potpourri ( Title TBD )
Incoming Freshmen: Please just us at 9:00am on August 12
Current students: Please attend one of the following:
Winnetka Campus Crew Kick-off: June 3 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)
Or
Northfield Campus Crew Kick-off: June 4 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in E122
 
Build: August 12- 22 , 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Load-in: August 23 - September 3
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: September 4- 17
Performances: September 18-20
Strike: September 23-26
Contact: Dave Ferguson (fergusod@nths.net)  


Freshmen-Sophomore Musical Workshop (Title TBD)
Winnetka Campus Crew Kick-off: October 14 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)
Or
Northfield Campus Crew Kick-off: October 15 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in E122 

Build: October 19 - November 7
Load-In: November 8 - 16
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: November 18 - December 3
Performances: December 4-7
Strike: December 9-12
Contact: Denise Karczewski (karczewd@nths.net) 


Winter Play
( Title TBD )
Winnetka Campus Crew Kick-off: October 14 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)
Or
Northfield Campus Crew Kick-off: October 15 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in E122

Build: October 21 - November 13
Load-In: November 14-25
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: December 3 - 11
Performances: December 12-14
Strike: December 16-19
Contact: Anders Jacobson ( jacobsoa@nths.net


Kinesis Dance Concert

Crew Kick-off: December 16 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)

Load-In: December 17-January 18
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: January 24 - February 5
Performances: February 6-8
Strike: February 8
Contact: Dave Ferguson (fergusod@nths.net)


Choir-Opera Musical
( Title TBD )
Crew Kick-off: January 7 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)

Build: January 8 - February 8
Load-In: February 10 - 21
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: February 22 - March 4
Performances: March 5-8
Strike: March 9-12
Contact: Anders Jacobson ( jacobsoa@nths.net


Freshmen Sophomore Play
( Title TBD )
Crew Kick-off: February 10 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)

Build: February 11 - 21
Load-In: February 24 - 29
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: March 2 - 10
Performances: March 11-14
Strike: March 16-19
Contact: Dave Ferguson (fergusod@nths.net) 


Dance Theatre New Trier

Crew Kick-off: March 30 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)

Build/Load-in: March 31 - April 18
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: April 20 - 29
Performances: April 30 - May 1
Strike: May 2
Contact: Denise Karczewski (karczewd@nths.net) 


Spring Play
( Title TBD )
Crew Kick-off: March 30 , 3:30 - 4:30pm in A10 (Below Gaffney Auditorium)

Build: March 31-April 13
Load-In: April 14 - 27
Technical and Dress Rehearsals: April 28 - May 5
Performances: May 6-8
Strike: May 11-14
Contact: Dave Ferguson (fergusod@nths.net)