University Theater takes Silver in 2005 Tech Olympics
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University Theater takes Silver in 2005 Tech Olympics

   
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Photos:
Catharine Kollros
Costume Quick change (Catharine Kollros)

[click to enlarge] Keith Skretch and Pete Sloane
Tape out a ground plan (Keith Skretch and Pete Sloane)

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A team of three undergraduates from the University of Chicago’s University Theater took second place at the United States Institute of Theater Technology's Tech Olympics for the second year in a row.

The students – Catharine Kollros, Keith Skretch and Peter Sloane, calling themselves “The Impracticals” – were able to get the better of teams from such theater powerhouses as North Carolina School of the Arts, Pennsylvania State University and Ohio University, even though The Impracticals had fewer members than other teams, and despite the fact that not one of the three Chicago students is majoring in theater.

Events in which the students competed included: nicopress (building a safety cable for a light instrument); knot-tying; costume quick change; pin connector (building an electrical connector for a light instrument); light instrument focus; sound system set-up; and tape out a ground plan.

The United States Institute of Theater Technology is the professional association for theater technicians. Information is available at: http://www.usitt.org.

The University of Chicago’s University Theater is student-driven theater that presents up to 30 productions a year in three theatrical venues that are selected, directed, acted and designed by as many as 450 student volunteers. Information is available at http://ut.uchicago.edu.

 

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