Student Focus: Zach Hodgson

set designer standing in front of stageName: Zach Hodgson
Major: Performing Arts, Emphasis in Theatrical Design & Technology
Hometown: Urbandale, IA
Planned Graduation Date: December 2023

In addition to Theatre, what are you involved with here at ISU and beyond? I'm involved with Cosplay Club on campus.

What music and theatre projects are you working on right now, have coming up or have recently completed? I recently finished working on Head Over Heels as the Assistant Scenic Designer and Assistant Technical Director. In the Spring, I'm Assistant Scenic Designing Beautiful: Carol King Musical. Also, I will be the Props Designer for The Glass Menagerie at Iowa Stage Theatre Company and the Scenic Designer for Mama Mia at Ames High School.

Why did you choose the Department of Music and Theatre? I choose the Dept. of Music and Theatre at ISU because I have always been interested in Theatre. Theatre brings stories to life that would not normally be told and makes it fun and exciting along the way.

What are your plans after graduation? I plan to attend graduate school in the fall of 2024 for Technical Direction and Scenic Design.

Any words of wisdom for prospective students? Find an internship in the field you want to work in as early as possible. If you have trouble finding one ask your professors for help.