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ECU students to light up Broadway

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is announcing a unique opportunity that’s almost too good to be true – an internship with a Tony-Award-winning Broadway lighting designer.

Each semester, one lighting design student will have the opportunity to intern with Howell Binkley. Mr. Binkley, an ECU alumnus, is the 2006 Tony Award winning lighting designer for Jersey Boys. His other nominations include West Side Story (2009), In the Heights (2008), and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993). Additional recent Broadway credits include Memphis, Steel Magnolias, Dracula (the Musical), Avenue Q and the revivals of Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, and Grease.

The selected student will have the opportunity to work with Binkley’s lighting company on projects that include Broadway and some of the finest professional regional theatres across the country. The intern will be intimately involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and in the developmental processes of the designer himself. In addition to the unique experience of working with Mr. Binkley, the recipient will receive a stipend that will help to support his/her living and working while away from Greenville during the course of the internship.

Howell Binkley Bio

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The curricula in this concentration offer the student courses to develop skills in the various aspects of theatre production. Included in the program of study are a wide range of formal lecture courses in scenery, lighting, and costuming, plus internships where selected students are supervised in an area of technical production. Extensive practical experience is also available in lab situations and through crew work on productions.

Students work in fully equipped scenery and property shops and studios. Strong emphasis is placed on professional quality in all production work and performances within the department.