As a pivotal part of our community, the arts include many different aspects. The two events that community members look forward to the most are the fall play and the spring musical. These shows have many moving parts that make them so spectacular. However, one part of those productions that seem to go unnoticed is the intricate behind-the-scenes aspects that take place.
Maggie Havens, a current Trinity Hall sophomore, comes into play and shines in the behind-the-scenes. Havens, who began working on the Crowning Crew during January of her freshman year, has already displayed extreme talent, as well as unwavering dedication. She is the leader of both the hair and makeup crew in the Queen's Court Company and the responsibility of designing all of the costumes. Spending long hours designing costumes and working with actors, Havens works tirelessly to make these shows come to life. Havens said, “The biggest challenge is definitely fitting their hair, makeup and costume to their character that suits their role as best as possible. It’s awesome seeing it come together, though. It’s the best thing.”
As a sophomore, Havens has years to grow and improve her already astonishing skills. While her skills in costume design, makeup and hair shine on stage, her leadership and responsibility make her stand out backstage.
Havens’ hard work, as well as all the other members of both the Crowning Crew and the Queen’s Court Company was displayed in Trinity Hall’s production of “The Learned Ladies,” a classic French comedy. This show ran at Brookdale Community College from November 16 through November 18 and brought to life the talents of Trinity Hall students and the incredible designs created by Havens and Mrs. Puma.