Country Day Welcomes New Tech Theatre Director Evan DiTullio

Country Day Welcomes New Tech Theatre Director Evan DiTullio

Hailey Spaeth

By Hailey Spaeth ’17, Arts Editor

The Arts Department is full of new, energetic faces this year!  Mr. Evan DiTullio is our new Technical Director and tech theatre teacher.  Mr. DiTullio has previously worked part-time at Turpin and Anderson High Schools, as well as at Playhouse at the Park and the Cincinnati Opera. He has also helped to start a summer theater program for high school students, called the Commonwealth Artist Summer Theatre or CAST.

According to Mr. DiTullio, the first few weeks of class have been going very well. “They [the students] have already picked up most of the power tools. Next up, lights and sound!” He is also really looking for forward to the play, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. He wants to “put a high standard on our performances [by] creating a beautiful set and having an especially intense sound crew.” When asked to describe the upcoming play in one word, he chose “excitement”, both on and off the stage.

He says he loves working at Country Day because “many places claim to be a family, but [he] has seen more evidence of this here than almost anywhere else.” He is looking forward to the rest of the school year, with lots of ideas and requests. He admits that he really wants to get going on the shows! “Watching [the students] growth and development as designers and technicians is the most amazing thing” for him as a teacher, but his personal favorite part of the show is doing Running Crew. The people in the Running Crew are those who work during the performances to shift scenes, move furniture, set props, etc.

If you want to do tech crew for our upcoming shows, you can write your name down at the sign-up sheet or talk to Mr. DiTullio himself. For everyone else, be sure say hi to Mr. DiTullio, whether you are interested in theatre or not!