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He nailed it

New tech theatre teacher earning his keep
Dezyrae Joerendt
Tech theatre teacher Jacob Nail is in his first year at Ben Davis.

When you think about theater, you would usually think about the actors, the plays, and the setting. But do you think about what  happens behind the scenes? 

Our new theater tech teacher Jacob Nail, educates students about everything that goes down behind the scenes. Nail took on this position as the tech teacher because he wanted to make a change. 

“I’ve been a music teacher for six years, so I wanted to make a change and do acting, film making, and go behind the scenes,” Nail said.

Since high school he’s been doing theater and has had lots of fun with it. With lots of experience he’s done mostly every acting job you can think of like on stage, behind stage, off camera,  lights, sounds and music.

What he likes most about this job is that there are a lots of hands-on things to do. Things like make props for shows, controlling lights, and sound effects. A challenge that he faces while taking on this job is time frame, theatre is not a simple class.  It’s very important that he and his students get everything accomplished in time for shows/events. 

 “Time frame is important, we have to manage everything in very specific time,” Nail said.

With this being his very first year of teaching theater tech, he says there’s more to come. He also hopes that this year will be a good year for him and his students. As the year goes on there’s more to come for him.


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    bdhsJan 11, 2024 at 6:16 PM

    good story!!