Alter Ego Productions kicked off the school year with inflatable games and guest DJ’s from B96 behind the cafeteria August 22 & 23. If you missed this, don’t worry, they have many more events planned throughout the rest of the year.
Alter Ego is a group of students who bring entertainment to the college and support local music. They have a few paid positions called producers and the rest are part of the Alter Ego crew. They put together events such as the open mic nights which are the first Wednesday of every month. Dan Solon, tech producer, welcomes everyone to come “sing, dance, play guitar, read poetry, and show off your talents.” The sign-up sheet is located at the Student Life Office.
Several trivia shows will be hosted by Alter Ego this fall and the first one is on September 17. Students should register in teams up to 4 people to compete for a grand prize of $200. There are also additional prizes for second and third place in the competition.
Other events in September will include a visit from a hypnotist and an Oktober Fest Party which in the past has included brats, coleslaw and a traditional German band. (No alcohol allowed). In October, they will host a Halloween party and December includes an End of the World Party.
Maggie LaChance, Alter Ego’s special events producer, said “Our job is to put everything together and make sure it goes smoothly.” She also divulged that they may be looking for a new tech producer in the spring and people who are interested in the position should get involved now to be trained. To become a crew member, all you have to do is attend two meetings a month which take place from 3-4pm on Mondays in the Alter Ego Lounge (located in the SSC right under the Starbucks) and help out with the events.
To get involved you can just show up at a meeting or event. This offers great experience in event planning and booking acts. It’s also an easy way to meet new people, especially if you’re new to the college and can be a great networking opportunity as well.
*Published in the College of DuPage Courier, 2012.