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Anna and Larry

THIS WEEK: MEET  ANNA & Larry

Who are you and where are you from?
Anna Kann from Iowa City, Iowa.

What do you do at Baltimore Center Stage?
Assistant Technical Director. I design how the sets are going to be built, draft the sets, and manage the scene shop. 

How long have you been working here?
Started Oct 2017

What’s the most interesting thing about your job?
Drafting in autoCAD is pretty cool. It’s the same program architects and engineers use. It a very powerful program. I am making informative pictures. It’s super fun. Automation. I get to be a part of the design and set up all the automation that happens on stage. Theater Magic. As technical directors, we get the very interesting job of making people’s designs actually happen. We are the intersection of where dreams become reality.

Do you have a favorite space in the BCS building?
All of the theater spaces have their own little quirks and personalities. That’s what makes working in theater spaces interesting. Oftentimes you can see how the building has evolved to fit what the production and company needs. I love that. If we weren’t running into the constraints of the building, then we aren’t pushing what is possible in our space. It gives us many opportunities to practice creative problem solving.

What is your favorite play?
Skeleton Crew


Who are you and where are you from?
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Bennett from Houston, Texas

What do you do at Baltimore Center Stage?
Associate Production Manager

How long have you been working here?
I just completed my first year.

What’s the most interesting thing about your job?
Learning how to navigate a variety of personalities and being able to accomplish the season. There are a lot of ways things can go wrong, and we are constantly pushing the envelope to be better and do better.

Do you have a favorite space in the BCS building?
Probably the inner Sherman Café & Bar, because it’s where people generally meet to be social and catch up, and it’s filled with good vibes.

What is your favorite play?
SOUL The Stax Musical, followed closely by The Christians.