Department of Theatre

Alumni News

Alex Westrum, a 2013 graduate of our department, is currently on tour with the Disney Live shows. He came across this job when our Technical Director, Ron Koinzan, received information about an opening for the productions and recommended Alex for the position. Below, Alex describes what his job entails:

“I am currently employed with Feld Entertainment as an Assistant Carpenter on one of the Disney Live shows.  Some of my duties include helping build the set, (pin together truss, run curtain lines, hang pipes, curtains, motors, build stairs, and attach other set pieces that get flown or rolled onstage during the show) helping to maintain the set, set pieces, and crates that are on the show. In addition to that I do various cues throughout the show, and load out the show and help pack the trucks back up.  So far we’ve had shows around 20 cities in the US, completed a 3 week run in Paris, and are doing shows in 3 different cities a week throughout the rest of France. The last shows of this tour are on April 13th.”