Drama Board

Drama Board
For more information regarding Drama Board, please contact the group at dramaboard@googlegroups.com

Each semester, the student-run Drama Board puts on a mainstage production in LPAC's Pearson-Hall Theater, in addition to smaller-scale shows elsewhere on campus. These include other full-scale productions as well as a 24 Hour Theater Festival and One Act Play Festival. Students appreciate and utilize the information and support offered by the LPAC staff which helps make it all happen.

"Our use of the well-equipped Pearson-Hall Theater space and the technical support provided by the LPAC staff allow Drama-Board funded projects the unique opportunity to stage productions with challenging technical components in a first-rate venue. In addition, the LPAC staff is able to provide support on every aspect of production. This assistance is invaluable to students as they stretch the limits of their theatrical ambitions. As a participant and leader in Drama Board-funded endeavors, I have received advice from the Scene Shop Supervisor in creating complex scenic designs; from the Costume Shop Supervisor in seeking out hard-to-find costumes; and from the Production Supervisor in order to get communication within my team back on track-and these are just a few examples."

Ali Flamm '09

Drama Board Co-Coordinator (2008-2009)

"Student groups at Swarthmore are not required to have a supervising staff or faculty member.  Drama Board has turned to LPAC for mentoring and support in its mission to facilitate student-run theater on campus. They are a great resource for us, since they are all experienced theater professionals. They provide advice and procedural tips for us on every production that goes up and give us management and technical support during performance weekends."

Kim Comer '09

Drama Board Co-Coordinator (2008-2009)

"Working in an LPAC production is a wonderful experience - you have resources to help in whatever you need to accomplish, on top of which you have access to amazing facilities. And any question you have can be answered by someone there. They really know where to go, what to do, and how, and they're willing to explain it all to us. Being able to draw on their experience lets us accomplish so much more than we would otherwise be able."

Sarah Chaisins '12

"I've directed for Drama Board both on the Main Stage and in a smaller venue. While the LPAC staff is definitely helpful on the smaller show, especially in the use of their costume and prop resources, directing on the Main Stage means a whole new level of support. Brady Gonsalves is particularly generous with his time for those of us leading a production; one day he sat down with the directors, producer, stage manager, and technical director of our show for an hour and a half, running through everything we'd need to handle during the week of the show. The advice and presence of him and the rest of the staff are invaluable."

Dustin Trabert '10

"Putting on a show in LPAC is a chance to work with experienced theatre professionals in an academic setting. Each and every member of the staff is ready and willing to help students produce a first-class show. Not only can they help with technical aspects of production, the LPAC crew are happy to provide the benefit of their training to make each stage of production go as smoothly as possible. With their help, each production in the LPAC space is a pleasure to work on."

Will Hopkins '11