The Fox Call

Sean Mallary

Playwriters, directors, producers, actors, set designers, sounds designers, lighting designers, and many more people in a wide variety of roles are required to transform a theater stage into an extraordinary production and experience. Each role is vital for the curtains to go up opening night, especially lighting.

Lighting for a theater production isn’t as simple as flicking a light switch. Geometry, specialized software, and climbing 20 to 40 feet above ground to hang or move lights are often a big part of the job. Who would have guessed! You can’t have a fear of heights if you want to become a lighting designer.

CCA student Ellie White, left, stands with Fumihiko Urano, a professor of medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Ellie White is a lot like many teenagers her age. She’s a college student who’s discovering her educational interests and what kind of career she wants to pursue. She loves to dance. And, like most 18-year-olds, she enjoys spending time with her friends.

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Mariyah Pickett

My life wasn’t exactly organized or planned out, until I started at the Community College of Aurora. With the help of an amazing advisor, the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI), and scholarships, my life is finally on track. 

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A solider saluting the U.S. flag

Did you know that the Community College of Aurora provides military and veterans services for new and current students?

For nine years, Judy Steele has worked in Military and Veteran Services at CCA and has helped thousands of current-serving military and veterans with finding resources, enrolling in CCA, and using military tuition assistance and VA education benefits.

Many veterans go through the military transition assistance program as they leave the military but may not recall what they were told, Steele said.

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CCA Fall Theatre Production Metamorphoses

The Community College of Aurora students performing in the Theatre Department’s fall production are hoping to make a big splash – literally – when they perform Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.”

The play – which opens on November 7 – is centered around a giant pool built in the Larry D. Carter Theater; during the performance, the CCA actors will perform various scenes where they will go in and out of the water, with some actors asked to lay in the water or get tossed into the pool.

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