April Spotlight: Q&A with Trey Ehrhart
This month’s Spotlight features our Scene Shop Supervisor, Trey Ehrhart!
Q. Tell us a little about yourself.
A. My name is Trey, and I’m from Quincy. I’ve been working with QCT for about six months.
Q. What was your experience with QCT before you joined the staff?
A. Before working here, I’d been coming here since before I can remember. I always loved the shows here. The only one I’ve done myself was Bye-Bye Birdie in 2019.
Q. What has been your favorite/most memorable show to work on?
A. Mame was a lot of fun to do work on as it was the first large Mainstage show that I helped put together from scratch. It gives a new perspective on all the work and collaboration it takes to make live theatre possible.
Q. What show are you most looking forward to build?
A. Legally Blonde is going to be a crazy show to put together. With just how large it is, I know it will ask a lot of me. I love a good challenge, though.
Q. What would be your dream show to work on?
A. I’d love to work on Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s show Violet. It’s a beautiful show from the late 90’s that has aged well into today. It brings up questions of self-image and self-worth amongst an eclectic cast of characters set in the Jim Crow south.
Q. What parts of our mission do you connect with? To offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation.
A. The bit about “quality theatre entertainment” really resonates with me. The work that this community theatre can put on for our resources is truly astounding. It’s not something you often see in smaller towns.
Q. What have been your biggest accomplishment since working at QCT?
A. It’s hard to say one thing in particular. The entire time I’ve been at QCT has tested my ability to overcome problems in a prescribed way. It always feels rewarding to try something, not sure that it will work, only for it to work perfectly.
Q. Thinking about Miss Electricity, if you had one superpower, what would it be?
A. Oh, I’d definitely be Miss Electricity. She’s pretty much Static Shock, and I loved that show as a kid.