Las Vegas, Nevada
Natalie Romeo spent eight weeks working and learning with the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV), a program devoted to training the next generation of theatre professionals in stagecoach technique and equipment. As part of SILV, Natalie worked with specific and industry-standard equipment and software, such as VectorWorks and AutoCAD. Natalie also worked hand-in-hand with industry professionals and had the opportunity to learn from working with every aspect of the modern entertainment industry. In Las Vegas, Natalie had the opportunity to live and work in the center of entertainment, seeing how the industry functions from all aspects, beginning to end. Her experience included not only hands-on work but also specific, focused learning sessions with peers and professionals. Her experience culminated in a full load-in and run of a Las Vegas show in the style of modern entertainment. Her primary advisor for this endeavor was Dr. Deborah Martin, chair of the Berea College Theatre Department.