Theatre Engineering Education In Practice

What does it take to become an entertainment engineer? Just ask Issy Block.

A recent graduate of Purdue University, Issy initially joined McLaren as an intern before accepting a full-time engineering position with our visionary entertainment group who leads the industry through a unique blend of imaginative artistry and cutting-edge technical capabilities.

Having obtained a B.S.E. in Multidisciplinary Engineering with a concentration in Theatre Engineering and a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in addition to a B.A. in Theatre Design and Production, Issy is now working with this niche team to integrate engineering and the arts through mechanical, structural, and rigging design for live entertainment.

“It’s amazing to see what I was learning in school on such a large scale. The projects and events that I’m working on, and get to see my coworkers work on, are exciting and match that passion of engineering entertainment that I wanted to do when I was in school.”

The specialized balance of science and art is what enables our entertainment engineers to create some of the most revolutionary productions, events, concerts, displays, staging and entertainment facilities worldwide with never-before-seen feats of engineering.