In the Spotlight: Amy Baker
How long have you been a Loft member?
I am actually celebrating my one-year anniversary!
How many Loft productions have you been involved with?
What has been your principal area of involvement so far?
I work with the Technical Team on lighting and sound and I also help with set building sometimes.
Are you involved with other theatre groups/societies?
No, I am hooked with the Loft!
Which is your favourite of the Loft shows you’ve worked on so far?
I spend a lot of time with every production; however, I would have to say Talk Radio as I was a lot more involved with the actors and director – we had a great time.
Have you experienced any backstage or onstage disasters?
Operating sound on a show can be tricky as mistakes can ruin the mood of a scene. I have given the wrong sound effect or used the wrong speaker once or twice in the past, but hopefully no one noticed!
Have you had any form of theatre training?
I spent time producing films on my degree course which was in Media. A lot of the equipment we used was similar to the theatre’s.
What do you do for a living?
I am the Back of House supervisor at the Leamington branch of Topshop.
Besides theatre, what are your main pastimes?
I am currently on a dressmaking course which I’m enjoying very much.
What would be your dream show to be involved with at the Loft?
I would love to work on a musical, so I’m really looking forward to next April’s Loft production of Into the Woods.