"But mostly crew members have fun while doing awesome projects and
sharing the experience with friends."
Congratulations! You are curious about joining one of Loyola's most successful, enjoyable, and useful activities. Hannon Theatre Company Crew will give you the tools you need (pun intended!) to become a theatre technician learning useful skills for all kinds of endeavors in college and in life.
Our alumni have received scholarships to prestigious theatre schools around the country because of the impressive resume of work they built while on Crew. After college, many of them now work in the industry as designers and technicians. Many famous and respected lighting designers, scenic designers, stage managers, and technicians got their start at HTC.
Joining Crew for an HTC Production
Step #1 - Look Over the Production Calendar and Reconcile Your Schedules
If you’re wondering whether you have the time to become involved in HTC, you may peruse the Crew Calendar on the Calendar page of this website (Button Link on the right) so that you are clear about the extensive time commitment for the production. Print out a copy of the Calendar for your easy reference and coordinate your other important calendars to see if our schedule will have any conflicts with yours.
Step #2 - Get Your Questions Answered: 2 ways
A. Seek out our stage manager, senior Diego Flores. He'd be happy to meet you and give you a hard copy of the main form.
B. Come drop by Room M4 (Berendo Building's Black Box) and ask Mr. Wolfe anything you'd like about being on crew. You may also email Mr. Wolfe at with any questions you may have.
Step #3 - Fill Out the Necessary Forms
There are five forms you will need to fill out.
Three of the forms are Google Docs and you can access them via the buttons on the right in blue (Information Form, Company Contract, and Monetary Agreement Form). They must be completed in their entirety and submitted online before your first crew session.
The red buttons to the right are the links to the two final required forms that must be turned in by hand on or before the first crew meeting. The first is the all-important Consent to Treatment form. It must be printed out, completed, and a hard copy must be turned-in to the Stage Manager or Mr. Wolfe before you can participate in the first crew session. We must have a hard-copy on file to use in the case of an emergency. The second is the equally important Crew Hours Pledge form which tells us when you plan to attend so that we can include your time in our plans for each crew session. A hard copy must also be printed out and brought with you to your first crew session.
Make sure to scroll down a bit to find
the CREW calendar!
What does one do at a Crew Session?
Guided by adjunct faculty members who work professionally in the industry, students get hands on experience doing all the technical work needed to put on a production. Depending on one's own interests, crew members participate in a bunch of varied activities.
What are some of the things Crew Members do and learn to do?
Hannon Theatre Company prides itself on developing one's interests and skills in any and all of the various fields of technical theatre. Therefore, crew builds the elaborate sets for the current production. Crew learns to hang lights, cable and focus them, program the lighting computer, and design the lighting effects. Crew learns how to synthesize sounds, program and run the sophisticated sound equipment, and manage the microphone system. Crew learns to build props from scratch. Crew paints the set while learning painting techniques and contributing to the design process. Crew assists the costume designer in creating, altering, and fitting costumes. But mostly crew members have fun creating theatrical worlds and sharing the experience with friends.
When are the Crew Sessions?
Generally, Crew Session times are as follows:
Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 6:00
Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 7:00
plus Thursdays from 2:30 to 6:00
As needed if on running crew.
What is Running Crew?
Running Crew helps backstage during the "run" of the show's performances. We need students who have proven themselves on crew prior and you have a commitment to the time needed.
When does Running Crew Meet?
November 6 -- November 23: Same times as the Cast. Refer to the Cast Calendar for specifics.
Who is picked for Running Crew?
35 hours minimum time at Crew Sessions is required to be considered for working on running crew. Those that work the most diligently during crew sessions and who can make the time commitment with no conflicts are chosen.