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Costume Crew

What to Expect

For every production Blanchet Drama builds new scenery specific to that show. As a member of stage crew you will learn how to use the tools in the shop to build and assemble flats and platforms to create the scenery. You will also get a chance to work with our scenic artist and learn painting techniques to turn our flats into brick walls!

Stage crew members will also help build the props for the show, as well as set up lighting and sound equipment to make our production stand out!

So whether you’re interested in painting or building, stage crew is a great place to learn new skills!

Typical schedule:
Costume crew meets Thursdays, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Costume crew also works throughout tech week to put the final touches on the costumes. Check out the Tech Week page for more on what to expect!

How to sign up:
First time on Crew?
So you want to participate in one of our crews for the play or musical, but this is all new to you? No worries! First, know that no experience is required; we will teach you everything you need.

So what do you need to do? First, complete and turn in a Crew Application Form LINK. Then, sign up for an interview slot on the Drama Callboard at school. The interview is a great opportunity to see what it’s like for later in life as you apply for a job. This interview is a low-stress chat with the adult and student crew heads to get to know you and what you want to do in the drama program. So don’t be nervous. It's really a low-pressure interview.
 
Returning to the Crews?
This part is easy. Simply fill out your Crew Application Form LINK and turn it in. No interview is needed. Want to change crews? No problem. Just select the new crew you would like to try.
 
Then What?
That’s it! The crew lists will be posted on the Drama Callboard on Google Classroom the night of interviews. All you’ll need to do is accept your position and get ready for your first crew meeting! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet our Staff

Taryn Darr

Taryn Darr

Drama Director & Choreographer, Drama Teacher, International Thespian Society Advisor, Drama Club Advisor
Corey Eriksen

Corey Eriksen

Technical Director, Drama Teacher

Staff Bios

Taryn Darr
Drama Director & Choreographer, Drama Teacher, International Thespian Society Advisor, Drama Club Advisor

Ms. Darr has proudly served as Drama Director at Blanchet since 2021. She absolutely loves working with her students—they are the next generation of great theatre artists! Put into dance classes at a very early age because she “wouldn’t hold still,” Ms. Darr is a triple-threat performer, and a member of the Actors Equity Association since 2001. Professionally, She has performed in countless productions at theatres such as The 5th Avenue Theatre and Village Theatre, starring as Mae in The Pajama Game, Lila Dixon in Holiday Inn, Judy Haynes in White Christmas, Val in A Chorus Line (twice!), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Maggie in The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, Ilona in She Loves Me and many more. Nationally, she has been seen onstage in Legally Blonde with Boston’s North Shore, Beatsville at Sarasota’s Asolo Rep, as well as roles at La Jolla Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, and NYC in the pre-Broadway lab of Something Rotten. Ms. Darr holds a BA in Drama from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University. 

Corey Eriksen
Technical Director, Drama Teacher

Mr. Eriksen has been a part of Blanchet Drama since 2007. After graduating from the University of Portland and moving to Seattle, he was working and designing around Seattle before landing at Blanchet. Although in the beginning Mr. Eriksen just worked with stage crew after school, he was drawn into a full-time position teaching technical theatre and woodworking as well. His background is in scenic and lighting design, and he has designed professionally for Theater Schmeater, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Washington Ensemble Theatre. When he’s not working on a Blanchet show, Mr. Eriksen can be found building furniture in his garage at home. He holds a BA in Theatre Design from the University of Portland and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University.