With this year just starting to get into a groove, students are diving into new jobs around campus.  One such student is Natalie Pertz, a junior theatre major and now one of four Schuster Theatre work studies.

What is the benefit of working on campus?

The benefit for having this job verses other off-campus jobs like Red Lobster is that the theatre department knows classes come first, and so the work schedule is flexible.

What do you think about working at the theatre?

It’s an adventure, one that will help me be more marketable in my field of study.  I want to be a part of the entire process of theatre, not just being an actor. I get to be a part of designing and building sets, costumes and lights for each show Gannon puts on.

How do you get along with the other work studies?

Being a Schuster Theatre work study, even for this short time, has given me respect for the technical side of theatre and the works studies that have been there longer than I. I feel connected to a new family.

Are there any surprises with the job?

A few surprises have come with the job, but I have realized that I’m more capable for the job than I give myself credit for.