"Radium Girls" radiated my Brandiesan experience
The “Radium Girls” production was presented by Brandeis students in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shapiro Campus Center on April 20, with a total of four shows. I was lucky enough to be part of the production staff as the props designer. I was asked to help with the props for the show and I was originally hesitant to agree. As every student here can attest to, it can be hard to balance class work, social activities, and clubs, but I ultimately agreed to join the production crew. It was an amazing experience and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this amazing show. I can’t believe I ever considered turning the position down. By the time that tech week rolled around, all the major props were bought and sitting in the first floor of the SCC. Because the show was performed in the Multi-Purpose Room on the second floor of the SCC, the production staff and cast had to carry everything from the first floor to the second. It was a lot to move, and the transportation of curtains, props, and lights added a significant amount of time to rehearsals. Despite this inconvenience, everyone involved with the show took it in stride. It was amazing being a part of a team that worked so hard and with such passion to put on the best show possible. Alyssa Allen ’24, our director, and Phoebe Shapiro ’25, our stage manager, worked to make sure that both cast and crew had a fun, welcoming environment to work in. Whether it was playing an energetic pre-show game, organizing giftgiving among the cast and crew, or sharing inspirational words before a performance, the “Radium Girls” set was such an amazing place to be. Laughing, singing, and dancing was a pivotal part of every rehearsal and show. “Radium Girls” was truly an amazing show to work on. If you’re ever on the fence about participating in a production, don’t hesitate to join. It’s such a wonderful experience and you won’t regret it!
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