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ABOUT US

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25 YEARS OF MUSIC

Each year, a group of ambitious engineering students get together to put on a showstopping spectacle of music, visual art, and technical expertise. Complete with a full band and unique interpretations of popular songs, the performance is an annual tradition in McMaster Engineering.

In September, the Executive team begins their process to recruit members to join the extravaganza. The show is entirely student-run! Week by week, members work on creating the joke-filled script, arranging and practicing the score, building larger-than-life sets and props, and singing and dancing their hearts out. Every week, with the promise of performance drawing closer, members create an exceptional piece of art, while forming bonds that will last a lifetime.

 

Normally, the show is performed in a three-day run each year; a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday run in mid-March. Due to COVID-19, our 2021 show was recorded online, and can be found under the tab “Watch the Engineer’s New Groove”.

 

Stay tuned for our annual theme announcement, coming soon!

MEET THE EXEC
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ALEC GAIN 
Director

ENGINEERING PHYSICS & SOCIETY V

Hello thieves, cowards, and vagabonds. My name is Alec Gain and I am incredibly excited to be the Mac Eng Musical's director this year! I have been doing the musical for 4 years now and it's been a blast, from my first year as Shane in School of Eng to Bluke Ryan in the Engelorette to Chonk in the Engineer's New Groove. I loved my time as assistant director in last year's Shreng and I cannot wait to show you what my lovely exec team and I have cooked up this year!

I love acting, theatre, music, and film quite a bit and I have been involved in various such clubs since high school. If you share any of those interests, I would encourage you to become an invaluable organ in our modest little cult. We would love to have you.

JASMINE KURTZ
Producer
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY IV

Weewoo! This year will be my 5th on crew and 4th on the writing crew of the musical (if they take me back of course). I am also very excited to produce the musical this year and to continue to deliver the quality and comedy that our audience has come to expect. But of course, having fun the whole way through ;) I am ready for another year of good vibes and great friends!

 

Being the producer this year, i don't have much time for other clubs...musical is love, musical is life. However, I have done some intramurals over the years (frisbee & softball) and if I have free time I like to draw, read, and play magic the gathering.

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MADDY MOTE
Assistant Director
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY III

I am beyond excited to be taking on the role of Assistant Director in my third musical with the Mac Eng Musical! I first took to the stage with the MEM virtually in The Engineers New Groove where I played 1/2 of Kerry & Terry. In our most recent musical, Shreng, I was 1/3 Pigs - a group of exchange students from Walluigia (iykyk, and if you don’t know - ask me about it)! Prior to joining the MEM I took part in musicals through theatres in my community. I have been dancing, singing and acting all my life and as a youngest sibling have always loved attention a little too much. Having a creative outlet during the busy school year has been essential for my sanity since I joined Mac Eng in 2020. I cannot thank the Mac Eng Musical family enough for all it has done for me - I hope to give back even just a smidgeon of that in my time as Assistant Director.

 

When I’m not basking in others’ attention, I enjoy playing basketball, cooking, spending time outdoors, pondering the meaning of life, or listening to my entire music library on shuffle.

EMELIA PRINGLE
Assistant Producer  
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY III

I have been performing, singing and dancing since the ripe age of 5. Some past credits include Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Sharpay in High School Musical, and Serena in Fame, as well as other community theatre and festival performances. This is my second year on cast in MEM, and this year I am also taking on the role of Assistant Producer. I had the pleasure of portraying Phoebe Pendragon in Shreng last year, and the emotional toll that had on my psyche will stick with me forever.

I cannot recommend joining MEM enough. Some of the most amazing and talented people I have ever met were introduced to me through this club. To (loosely) quote from Jane Austen's Emma, "If I loved [McMaster Engineering Musical] less, I would be able to talk about it more".

Although I devote most of my time to MEM because it is the cultiest cult to ever exist, I try to find time to pursue other hobbies! I like to play volleyball and swim! I also like to make copious amounts of spotify playlists for whatever emotion I am feeling at the moment.

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ANAHITA MARTYN
Crew Leader

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY IV

Heyo! I’m Anahita and I’m in my fourth year of mech and society. I’m so excited to be the crew lead this year for my fourth year in the musical. I’ve been on crew since the fated Engelorette, and finally made it to theatre crew for Shreng, my beloved. My special skills include making top quality primer boats.

 

When I’m not painting the floor of ITB (for legal reasons this is a joke) I like to bake, watch movies, and start knitting projects that never get finished.

CHARMAINE KWAN
Co-Production Manager
B-TECH AND AUTOMATION III

Hiii!!! I'm Charmaine and I'm currently in the middle of my 3rd year of B.Tech. Automation and doing a 16-month co-op...yes it's a chonky one. I've been crew and production crew for 2 years, and was production assistant manager last year. I assisted with the introduction of all new members into the comfy production team and was the lead of the cameras sections 🎥🎥. This year, I'm really excited to be Co-Production Manager with my most awesomest partner-in-crime!!

 

Outside of the musical, I am the Design Coordinator for the BTA (Bachelor of Technology Association), you'll probably catch me designing graphics/merch for them. Otherwise, I like to watch kdramas (if you watch them as well pls let's be friends), game, swim, and do digital art in my free time.

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REBECCA STREET
Co-Production Manager
CIVIL AND SOCIETY II

As a part of production crew in my first year on musical, I got to operating lighting for the beautiful show of Shreng with some prop building on the side. No other show I've worked on has come close to the MEM experience and I'm so excited to wrap more cables with such a great team.

Outside of musical, I love playing frisbee, cooking tasty food, and trying not to fall off rainbow road in Mario Kart. I especially love hiking and adventuring with my dogs!

AIDEN SIMPSON
Band Co-Leader
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND IBIOMED III

Hi, I'm Aiden (left). This will be my second musical I've been a part of, the first being Shreng! I played the trumpet in the band but more importantly, I played the role of “Annoying Backseat Kid with DS” during the Band Introduction skit. Mac Eng Musical was without a doubt the highlight of my first-time in-person university experience and I hope to help create an unforgettable experience for everyone involved this year, just as Shreng did for me!

 

Outside of musical, I play the trumpet with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry band, a military band that plays throughout Ontario and occasionally outside of Canada! I also like to game and have a dog named Kuma who has very short legs in proportion to his body.

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EMMA HOGLUND
Band Co-Leader

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND IBIOMED III

Hey everyone! My name is Emma and I am in my 3rd year of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. After fronting as a pianist to get into the musical last year, I successfully fulfilled my dreams as a pro drummer in the Shreng intro 😋 I was absolutely blown away by the insane talent and sense of community I felt last year, so I am really looking forward to working with the team as a band co-leader.

Outside of school and musical, you can catch me playing Classical music (no, please don't yawn) or getting out my energy at the gym.

JACQUELINE LEUNG
Writing Crew Coordinator 
MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT III

Last year’s musical was my first year on MEM. I was a part of Writing Crew and Theatre Crew and had a great time on both! My favourite part of musical is getting to meet so many cool people and making new friends!

 

When I have time, I like to ski, crochet, and watch TV.

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