Benjamin Dawson

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    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Theatre and Music
    Secondary Department: Theatre and Music
    Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Production Manager
    Office: 1040 W. Harrison St. L232 Phone: (312) 996-52
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Safe and efficient methods of theatre production.
    Execution of technical processes within the entertainment industry.
    Maintenance and advancement of shop studio and performance facilities.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    THTR 150 prerequisite
    Preferred Theatre Majors, any discipline

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students will work with shop staff to produce 2 theatre productions per semester in accordance with the designs of each team. Students will learn and use a myriad of skills in the course of this work, including but not limited to woodwork, metalwork, painting, theatrical rigging, electrical work as it pertains to the theatre industry. Students should be prepared to be physical and get dirty. Group and individual projects will be assigned.

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