Staff profiles: Stacey Greisinger
Stacey Greisinger’s job responsibilities range from ordinary to eerie and unusual.
“There are the typical things where I do payroll and accounting and that kind of stuff,” Greisinger said, “but then I also order the blood.”
Greisinger, assistant to the chair and graduate secretary for the Department of Theatre, hears some abnormal student requests this time of year. As theater students prepare the Haunted Aud, the student-run haunted house within the auditorium, they turn to her for the props they need to successfully haunt the building.
“Students are always asking for the strangest things,” Greisinger said. “Each student designs their own room, and it’s pretty scary at times, but I really enjoy it. I like being scared.”
Last year the Haunted Aud raised about $15,000 for the Society for Performers and Arts Managers account, the department’s account for student funds. Money in the SPAM account is used to provide scholarships to performers that allow them to pursue their dreams of being on the big stage.
“Students get to use their scholarship money to go to New York or L.A. and improve their talents,” Greisinger said. “It started out as $5,000 a year, but $15,000 last year was amazing for student opportunities.”
While Greisinger does not come from a theater background, she said she has fallen in love with the unique atmosphere of the theater department.
“The theater department is not typical,” Greisinger said. “We have students parading around the office in costumes and corsets. It’s just never boring and I love it.”