Annenberg stage crew

Annenberg Stage Crew

WHO THEY ARE: (Left to right) Jim Cackovich, technical staff manager; Mike French, scene shop supervisor; Bill Allen, student performing arts coordinator; Joe’l Ludovich, technical staff; Adrian Seward, master electrician

YEARS AT PENN: Cackovich, 12; Allen, 9; French, 16; Seward, 3; Ludovich, 8 months

WHAT THEY DO: All of them set up and take down stage sets, lights and other equipment for shows and events at the Annenberg Center. Cackovich also serves as a liaison with the touring companies that visit Penn and Allen does the same for Penn’s student performing arts groups. French takes care of the center’s equipment and Seward maintains the lighting system.

SHOWS SET UP: The tech staff handle 350 to 400 shows each year.

CONTACT INFO: Phone: Mike Durkin, director of operations, 215-898-4953

Photo by Mark Stehle

Originally published on April 1, 2004