Entertainment Tech Students Help Prep For Proctors’ Events

  Entertainment Technology student Chloe Hollner-Turner, who has light brown hair pulled into a ponytail and wears a blue face mask and white, blue and pink diagonally striped sweater, stands alongside a technician behind a soundboard at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, N.Y.
Chloe Hollner-Turner is learning the ins and outs of the theater industry in our Entertainment Technology program held at the historic Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.

Students in our Entertainment Tech program recently worked alongside experts from Proctors to prepare for upcoming events at the famed, historic theater.

The seniors and juniors hung rigged panels, “drops” and lights for an Albany Symphony Orchestra concert and other events taking place at the Schenectady venue.

“This was an valuable experience for the students, learning from and observing, the Proctors crew,” said Teacher Jeffrey Knorr.

Among those working with the crew was student Chloe Hollner-Turner from Cohoes.

“I’ve been doing theater since first grade and I am glad to have come here and learn about back stage,” the high school senior who will attend Siena College said.

Entertainment Tech students prepare for such careers in the entertainment industry as theatre, film, music and other media. During the two year program, students learn about the many jobs and the skills needed to work in the entertainment industry, including set design/carpentry, lighting/stage electrics, sound design/recording, costuming, stage management, film/media, etc. Students meet daily for classes in Proctors’ Addy Theatre, Media Lab, rehearsal spaces and even its main theater, where they work on productions and learn from crews that are working on shows.

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