By Samantha Stevenson

Controlling the lights, making the props, fixing the mics, dressing the actors: all of these are jobs done by members of the stage crew.

There are at least 10 people in the room that all help out and put on a show. The teacher that works with stage crew is one of the art teachers in William Penn, Kimberly Davis.

“It’s important because, yes, the performers are the “stars,” [but] the show would not go on without us. , We build sets and run things that are needed to run the show,” junior Macie Murdaugh said.

Murdaugh, a junior at William Penn, is one of the students who is on stage crew. She did the lighting in the show last year called The Wiz. Macie has  done one show, but has also worked with other programs like the Penn Fashion Show.

“Before shows are always nerve wracking but after you feel very accomplished and hyped up,” Murdaugh said.

A way that students can join stage crew by contacting Davis. If anyone is interested, they run everything to help put on a show. It’s a great opportunity for those who don’t want to be on stage, but still be involved in the show.