Excitement filled the room. With great anticipation, every company member awaited the moment his name would be called, his job would be assigned. In ceremonious fashion and fanfare, with a drum roll preceding each announcement and applause following, all students graciously accepted their positions of hire. They signed a red, shiny contract indicating their commitment. Composers, electricians, set designers and carpenters, costume and make-up designers, performers, writers, public relations officers, stage manager and production manager now begin work in earnest.