Before coming to Alma College, theatre major Kat Lanphear spent much of her time on the stage acting. As her passion in theatre shifted, however, she found herself more interested in what was going on behind the scenes.
“My first semester, I auditioned for the very first show but was not cast,” she says. “The technical director offered me a position as the assistant stage manager. Because I was game to do anything to get involved with the theatre department, I took it. I got to see what life was like on the other side: building sets, attending light hangs and focus, running the business backstage.”