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PAC Tech Crew

The Oakton Performing Arts Center Tech Crew offers students a premiere real-life backstage experience. Student employees on the Tech Crew are paid to work behind the scenes on all PAC productions and help to support them from the start with pre-production projects in a variety of mediums.

Members of the Tech Crew get hands-on experience in carpentry, metal and plastics, scenic art, electrics and automated lighting, state-of-the-art digital sound production, new media, and special effects while working on a team throughout the year. This experience is a crucial element for students studying stagecraft and performance technology and often leads to work in professional fields. Tech Crew alum have gone on to study at four-year institutions and work in professional scenic houses, staging unions, rigging companies and other technical positions throughout the country. 

For more information, contact Tony Churchill at 847.635.1901 or

Student Profile

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Laura Stefany Diaz was 16 when she moved here from Colombia. Now she’s on a journey toward a career in teaching.