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Voices of Indiana: Young Voices

Pirates of Penzance - TECH

Voices of Broadway is expanding the backstage experience for young theatre technicians and adult volunteers! Working "tech" could mean stage managing, designing and building sets, running lights, running sound, costumes, make-up, props...there is a lot that goes on "behind the scenes." From concept to production, teaching artists and skilled volunteers will work with participants on what it takes to put on a show.

No participation fee for these positions, but $15 requested for t-shirt. VOB has a new microphone system, and the LHS Auditorium is a traditional proscenium theater with a fly rail system for lighting and scenery. If interested, fill in a slot and you will be contacted for a short interview!

First meeting March 31.

The approximate list of offstage roles and the approximate number of people needed is below.  Please indicate roles you are interested in - you are welcome to sign up for multiple roles!  We will take preferences into account but do not guarantee people will be assigned the roles they request.  Tech roles are recommended for those 14 and older or who have worked tech on previous VOB shows.  Students will generally receive preference over adults for operator roles. Props and set dressing roles begin work ASAP, costume planning begins immediately with fittings and sewing beginning in April, and other roles will not begin until June.  The initial rehearsal schedule is available here: Rehearsal Schedule

Set construction - all are welcome!  Dates and times TBD; please sign up to receive notifications.

Set painting - all are welcome!  Dates and times TBD; please sign up to receive notifications.

Set dressing - borrowing, purchasing, and making set decorations like sails, chests, and ropes - one person to organize and multiple people to assist.

Costumes - one person to coordinate and multiple people to assist with locating, borrowing, purchasing, and sewing.  Lots of hands are needed here to lighten the work! Some sewing instruction available to those who are interested.

Props - borrowing, purchasing, and making props - one person to organize and multiple people to assist. 

Lights Orientation and Setup - all are welcome to learn and help out. Brief intro to lighting instruments and the LHS light board, followed by setting and focusing lights and recording lighting cues.  Date and time TBD; please sign up to receive notifications.

Light Board Operator - one person

Follow Spot Operators - TBD - zero to two people depending on final lighting design

Sound Orientation Workshop - intro to microphone types and sound board - open to about a dozen people, date and time TBD

Sound Board Operator - One person

Assistant Sound Board Operator - One person

Wireless Microphone Techs (install body mikes before each show and store them safely after each show, assist in sound checks) - two to four people

Sound Effects Operator - one person, possible alternate.  Rehearses as a member of the cast.

Recording Engineer (set and monitor sound recordings of shows, assist in mic setup & sound checks) - one to four people

Shotgun Mike Operator - zero to four people, TBD based on final sound design.  Requires patience and attention. Participates in all dress rehearsals.

For questions, contact Margie Roulier at [email protected].

Created by:   Kristin suess

Available Slot





Set Construction


Set Painting


Set Dressing


Front of House/Administration/Marketing


Lights Orientation & Setup


Light Board Operator


Follow Spot Operator


Sound Orientation Workshop


Sound Board Operator


Wireless Microphone Tech


Sound Effects Operator

rehearses as a member of the cast


Recording Engineer


Shotgun Mike Operator

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