The set crew of "In The Heights" has spent the last month building sets and making props. Hakeem, an Alumni of Bronx Prep travels from Ithaca College, where he is currently majoring in Scenic Design, in order to help the crew construct an elaborate set that vibrantly depicts "El Barrio" of Washington Heights, the setting of the musical.
The hallways of Bronx Prep are buzzing with excitement and students as well as teachers are requesting tickets weeks in advance. This unprecedented level of enthusiasm and community support reflects the level of commitment and ownership that our cast and crew members are demonstrating. 12th grade cast member Ilana says, "You can sense the focus and hard work when you see the set crew in action. This leads me to believe "In The Heights" is going to be a great show."
|Our Technical Director and Set Designer Hakeem begins to sketch the set of "El Barrio"|
Our Master Carpenter Letishia (right) meets up with the crew for some hands-on building. Letishia says, "I have a lot of responsibilities in terms of making sure people are doing their jobs, but I'm always learning from my peers."
Shaquasia (far left), our co-prop manager, comments,
"Managing props is a hard task but I'm approaching it with a positive attitude and I know I have a team that is always ready to help me get the job done."
Edison (co-prop manager), after a long day of building sets and attempting to fix a chop saw.
Stephen generously lends a hand in fixing the chop saw.