Theater program recognized for year of work in training program

Theater program recognized for year of work in training program

Summit’s theater director Amy Batchelor along with students Piers Rackley ‘27, Sophie Brouwer ‘26, Finn Kropp ‘25 and the entire Summit Country Day Theater Department have been recognized for their participation in the year-long Theatre Student Mentor Resource Team (SMRT) program, sponsored by Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST). 

Summit Students partnered with a mentor team of students from Walnut Hills and Highland High School in Ft. Thomas to strengthen their understanding of lights, sound and set construction. Sophie, Finn and Piers worked closely with the mentors to better understand the technical equipment. They grew in design and execution areas in their productions over the school year.  

The students reported a stronger comprehension of the technical capacity of Summit's equipment and an ability to troubleshoot. The mentor students reported improved skills in communication, problem solving and peer-to-peer instruction. 

Executive director and choreographer at CAST Amy Burgess says that Amy Batchelor had the foresight to seek out assistance in areas that the students needed support. “Her leadership is providing a space for the students to gain autonomy in the areas of technical theatre,” she said.