Chris Tucker '19

Major: Theatre Technology and Design
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio

Minor: Music

Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Mount Union Players

Future Broadway Theatre Designer

Why Mount Union
I heard about mount through word of mouth, multiple family friends went here so I figured it must have been a pretty nice school. The campus itself is simply astounding and beautiful to walk around. Every professor that I talked with made me feel right at home and it made me feel very comfortable. The theatre professors were especially amazing and instantly drew me toward coming here.

Adjustment to College
The upperclassmen that I befriended quickly helped to make me adjusted at college here. They all helped me through my first week of classes and made the transition from high school so much easier than I originally thought it would be. 

Going the Extra Mile
Mount Union seemed to be way more invested in my coming here than the other schools that I was applying to. Where other universities really tried to get me to apply at their schools, Mount was the only one that truly went the extra mile to secure my application by going above and beyond to help with financial needs. 

Why Theatre?
I chose theatre tech and design as my major since I’ve had a passion for theatre ever since high school and I knew that passion wasn’t going away any time soon. Mount’s theatre program is amazing and by far one of my favorite theatres I’ve ever been a part of, and the curriculum prepared for theatre tech and design is well made and I feel like it is setting me up for success. Through the program, I’ve been a part of multiple theatre productions so far, and have gotten to work in our scene shop to help construct them. Working in the shop is a great experience for me since it adds to my knowledge of theatre tech by giving me the ability to apply it hands on.

Integrative Core
I think that since I’ve had to take courses that aren’t necessarily related to my major it allows me to think in new and different ways I wouldn’t have before. This again helps to make a more appealing resume which is always a blessing to have.  

Future Broadway Theatre Designer
My ultimate career goal is to eventually work my way up to Broadway, and then design for shows of that caliber. Then to either own a theatre or teach theatre at the college level so I can help to train people who have the same passion that I do. 

Mount Union seemed to be way more invested in my coming here than the other schools that I was applying to. Where other universities really tried to get me to apply at their schools, Mount was the only one that truly went the extra mile to secure my application by going above and beyond to help with financial needs.

Fun Facts

Where is your favorite travel destination?
Peru, I went there when I was in high school and it was simply life changing. The views around the country are breathtaking and I want to go back there someday.
What is your favorite holiday, and why?
Halloween because it combines my two favorite things, sweets and costumes! (Plus I love decorating since I have a ton of Halloween decorations)
What is your favorite quote or motto?
“Are we living a life safe from harm? Of course not. But that is not the right question. The question is: Are we living a life worth the harm?” -Cecil Palmer
What is your guilty pleasure movie/TV show/song?
Tron! It’s not an amazing movie by any standards, but I simply love the concept of it so much, and it features Daft Punk who are by far my favorite musical artists.
What did you want to be when you grew up as a kid?
When I was a kid I always wanted to be an astronaut, since I had, and still do have, a huge fascination with space.
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