The project was a part of the School’s annual Community Service Week, May 13-16. For four days every May, the School gives back to the region by assisting local non-profits.
About 250 students along with 50 faculty and staff built a new back dock for loading set pieces, props, and costumes into the backstage area. They also painted, dry walled, and fixed up the lobby.
Williamson Trade School has a special connection with The Media Theatre through Walter Strine, Sr., a legendary entrepreneur who graduated Williamson in 1929. It was Strine’s vision in the mid-1990’s to restore the majestic movie house on State Street in Media into a live performing arts venue for Broadway-style musicals and more.
He was a masonry student and later in life created the Strine Learning Center at Williamson.
Find out more about the students’ work for the Media Theatre here.