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Anacortes Senior College

Behind the Scenes of the Theatre

with Susan Buszta


In this class, we will walk you through all of the steps necessary to get a quality show on the boards at ACT. We will demonstrate through one production, all the steps it takes, including:

  • How a play is chosen, and each season is designed
  • How auditions work and how one might prepare
  • The magic of set design, building and painting
  • The technical aspects of lighting and sound
  • Costuming, hair and makeup
  • Volunteer management and opportunities

By the end of this class, you will find that each of the theatre’s fine productions are not just magic, but hard work by a group of dedicated volunteers that have fun while doing it.

Instructor: Susan Buszta

Susan has been involved in Anacortes Community Theatre since 2012. In Anacortes she has had the pleasure of working on the ACT productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, and Gramercy Ghost, Les Misérables. My Fair Lady and many other shows. Susan grew up in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Film Production, designing sets and lighting in Strub theatre in Los Angeles. In the entertainment industry she worked for Hammer Films, Paramount Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, and finally Lionsgate as a creative director. She designed sets, lighting and sound for the Showest Entertainment Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2007 to 2010.

  • Oct 11 - 25th, 2023
    Wed for 3 weeks from 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Anacortes Senior Activity Center

1701 22nd Street
Anacortes, WA 98221 Get directions

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