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
by Mark Stehle
Originally published on April 1, 2004