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Nooks and Crannies: Behind the Scenes
Built in 1938, Kirby Theater has been transformed into countless worlds. Behind its ever-changing face is Robert Colby, the technical director for the Department of Theater and Dance. A self-described engineer, plumber, carpenter and teacher, Colby has been charged with nothing less than creating magic since he arrived at Amherst 35 years ago. Midway through construction for an upcoming production, Colby gives a tour of the little-seen scene shop.