Crew from Wicked To Speak at City Tech About Backstage Careers

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Crew members from the Broadway hit Wicked will discuss “Backstage Careers in the Theater” on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in Voorhees Theater, 186 Jay St. (north of Tillary Street) in Downtown Brooklyn. Admission is free. For more information, call (718) 260-5588.
 
Participating in the discussion will be Marybeth Abel, Wicked’s production stage manager; C. Mark Overton, head carpenter; Jordan Pankin, sound engineer; and Brendan Quigley, head electrician.
 
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. David B. Smith, chairperson of the Department of Entertainment Technology at City Tech. A question and answer session with the audience will follow.
 
This event is sponsored by BEAT (Bridging Education and Theatre), a program of CUNY and Theatre Development Fund.
 
City Tech’s bachelor of technology degree program in entertainment technology is the only one of its kind in the eastern half of the U.S. It promotes the mastery of the technologies that drive film and television productions and emerging media, as well as music, live entertainment and exhibitions in various venues. 
 
The program also spurs the development of the highly skilled and diverse technical workforce needed to support the growth of New York City’s entertainment industries. City Tech, which is frequently cited as one of the most diverse colleges of its type in the Northeast, can provide both technological mastery and diversity.