Camden Hills Regional High School Drama Department invites all interested Camden Hills students to come to the Black Box theater Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 24 through 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. to see what goes on behind the scenes in Strom Auditorium.

The sessions will introduce students to the basics of set design and construction, as well as what is involved in providing lighting and sound for Strom productions. The sessions are designed for newcomers, so no experience is necessary, just a willingness to work with others and have fun.

“Tech” is an after-school activity that involves designing and building the scenery for Camden Hills productions such as this year’s fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” The group usually meets after school, with some flexibility to accommodate those who participate in other activities.

The Strom Auditorium Tech Club is a different organization made up of students who are trained to run sound and lights for school as well as outside events. Not the same as Tech, this group meets once a week for training and other business, and members have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at nearly 60 Strom events each year.

Working behind the scenes in Strom is recommended for anyone interested in artistic design, technology, creativity, collaboration and fun.

For more information, direct questions to Strom Auditorium Manager Rick Ash at

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to