CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts | Major: Theatre May 2021

The University of Texas at Austin

Thesis: Youth Devised Design

Advisors: Michelle Habeck, MFA, Megan Alrutz, Ph.D.


Bachelor of Arts | Major: Theatre May 2007

Kent State University

Advisor: Cynthia Stillings


Honors and Awards


Don and Elizabeth Doyle Fellowship 2020

Awarded by American Alliance of Theatre Education 

for demonstrated artistic ability in the area of Theatre for Youth


ETC Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program 2020

Awarded by Electronic Theatre Controls 


Dean’s Fellowship in Live Design 2020

Awarded by University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts


College of Fine Arts Student Excellence 2019

Awarded by University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts


The Louis Jules Hexter Endowed Presidential Scholarship 2018-2020

in Theatre Arts

Awarded by University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts


Provost Supplement Fellowship 2018-2020

Awarded by University of Texas at Austin


Gene Chesley Memorial Design Award 2010

Awarded by The Utah Shakespeare Festival


Samuel Stillings Memorial Scholarship Award 2007

Awarded by Kent State University



Teaching Experience


Teaching Summary: Professionally, I’ve been teaching the CAD software Vectorworks remotely with the company Tangably.com.  We administer classes to top entertainment teams in the industry helping them to leverage high level functions of the software. 

 As a Teaching Assistant for the University of Texas at Austin,  I was responsible for syllabus creation, generating projects, feedback and critique, lecturing and one-on-one tutoring for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Additionally, I created and implemented two introductory syllabi in lighting to media design and built projects for computer aided drafting for in person/synchronous, as well as remote/asynchronous modalities. 


Vectorworks Guide - Tangably.com Spring 2022

Vectorworks Guide

Teaching professional distributed  entertainment teams to utilize high level functions of the Vectorworks software remotely.


TD 314M - Technical Theatre- Media Section Spring 2021

Teaching Assistant- Discussion Leader

Introduction to the technical aspects of theatrical performance--7 class rotation.


T D 314C - Design For Performance Spring 2021

Teaching Assistant

Introduction to the techniques, practices, and processes in costume, lighting, scenic, and sound design.


T D 388L - Vectorworks Entertainment Design Fall 2020

Teaching Assistant

Introduction to the CAD program Vectorworks with specific attention focused on entertainment design.


AET 316C - Foundations of Projection/Lighting/Interactivity Spring 2020

Teaching Assistant

Foundations of lighting, projection and interactivity (PLAI), including entertainment lighting fixtures, show control and media servers.

TD 324P - Advanced Production Laboratory Spring 2020

Teaching Assistant

Foundations of hang and focus for department productions.


TD 314M - Technical Theatre- Lighting Section Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant- Discussion Leader

Introduction to the technical aspects of theatrical performance-7 class rotation.


AET 329F - Interactive Lighting Environments Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant and Lighting Designer

Research Interactive lighting elements and implemented them into a Collaborative Escape Room Project (CERP).

Mentorship Experience


Mentoring Summary: I’ve been a mentor to colleagues in the theatre industry since training to become a Master Electrician during my undergraduate program.  As a manager of young technicians, mentorship became second nature and a joyful part of the career path I had chosen to follow.  Academic roles allow me the opportunity to mentor young programmers, electricians and designers, but I also create those mentorship opportunities outside of academia, which may not otherwise exist.  While I was the Lighting Supervisor for New York Stage and Film, I created opportunities for my ambitious young staff and interns to create designs and program lighting consoles with industry professionals.  


In The Ether 2020

The University of Texas at Austin


Annie Salem, Goddess, Lightning, The Bandage Place 2019

New York Stage and Film


Cohen New Works Festival 2019

The University of Texas at Austin


University of Texas New Theatre Festival 2019

The University of Texas at Austin


Mr. Burns 2018

The University of Texas at Austin


Merchant of Venice 2018

The University of Texas at Austin


Emerging Artist Summer Series 2013-2016

Nashville Children’s Theatre


Presentations and Invited Lectures



Fluorescent Friday-Next Generation Color 2021

Inter-Society Color Council

“Color as Cultural Wealth: Honoring Cultural Wealth through Color in Lighting Design”


Project in Dance Performance and Repertory 2020

The University of Texas at Austin

“Zoom Performer Field Guide:Lighting Techniques for the at home performer”


USITT Lighting Poster Session, 2019

United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Conference

“3D Presentation Techniques”


Presentations and Invited Lectures-Cont.



TPAC Tech Shop 2017-2018

“Lighting Technology and Design”

Guest Lecture for lighting technology and design section of the Workshop



Memberships


United Scenic Artists Local USA829, IATSE 2022-Current

Central Region - Lighting Designer - 14529


Live Design Graduates Student Org 2020-2021

Inaugural President (2020)


United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) 2019-2021


Nashville Vectorworks User Group 2017-2018

Leader/Organizer


The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) 2004-2012



Design Experience


Professional Lighting Design


Ella Enchnated 2021

Magik Theatre | San Antonio, TX

DIR: Anthony Runfola


Snow White 2021

Magik Theatre | San Antonio, TX

DIR: Anthony Runfola


Maddi’s Fridge 2021

Magik Theatre | San Antonio, TX

DIR: Anthony Runfola


Ruby 3 Show Package 2021

Azamara Cruise Line | RWS Entertainment | Arc3 Design

Music Director: Todd Olson


Off the Charts 2021

Holland America Cruise Line | RWS Entertainment | Arc3 Design

Associate LD: Joseph Franjoine


Celebrate- 75th Anniversary Musical Review 2021

Holiday World | RWS Entertainment | Arc3 Design

DIR: Chaz Wolcott

Behind the Scenes: The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop 2021

Texas Performing Arts | Austin, TX

DIR: Karen Maness


Annie Salem: An American Tale 2019

New York Stage and Film | Poughkeepsie, NY

DIR: Rachel Chavkin


...and the horse you rode in on 2019

New York Stage and Film | Poughkeepsie, NY

DIR: Kate Whoriskey


Mr. Popper’s Penguins 2017

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Ernie Nolan

The Hundred Dresses 2017

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Ernie Nolan


Nashville Fringe Festival: Aerial Acts 2017

Actor’s Bridge: Sideshow | Nashville, TN

Festival DIR: Jessika Malone


Afflicted: Daughters of Salem 2016

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Alicia Fuss


7 Ways to Sunday 2016

Theatre Bug  | Nashville, TN

DIR: Cori Anne Laemmel


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat 2016

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Alicia Fuss


Legally Blonde 2015

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Alicia Fuss


Incorporeus 2015

New Dialect | Nashville, TN

CHOR: Belinda McGuire




Godspell 2014

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Alicia Fuss


Thoroughly Modern Millie 2013

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Alicia Fuss


Ferdinand the Bull 2011

Childsplay | Tempe, AZ

National Tour

DIR: Andy Alcala


The Imaginators 2011

Childsplay | Tempe, AZ

DIR: Patricia Snoyer Black


Tomato Plant Girl 2010

Childsplay | Tempe, AZ

DIR: Patricia Snoyer Black



Academic Lighting Design - The University of Texas at Austin


Year of the Tiger 2021

Digital Production

DIR: Khristian Mendez


In the Ether 2020

Co-designed with Sara Chaney and Libby Jantz

Digital Production

CHOR: Erica Gionfriddo


Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore) 2020

(Canceled due to Covid-19)

DIR: Matthew Schulz


Spring Awakening 2019

DIR: Anna Skidis Vargas


Creek Monster Activation 2019

Exhibit Lighting Design for Waterloo Greenway’ s Austin Creekshow

DIR: Karen Manness


Collaborative Escape Room Project (CERP) 2019

Exhibit Lighting Design

DIR: Sven Ortel


Spillage 2019

Cohen New Works Festival at UT Austin

CHOR: Emily Tolson


Lloronx 2019

Cohen New Works Festival at UT Austin

DIR: Anna Skidis Vargas


TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) Sin Fronteras Festival 2018

In Partnership with Howl Round

(Associate Lighting Designer)

LD: Aaron Curry


Magic Box 2018

DTYC Thesis Production

DIR: Lina Chambers


Assistant/Associate Lighting Design


Carmen (Associate) 2019

Chattanooga Symphony Opera | Chattanooga, TN

LD: Scott Leathers


UTNT (University of Texas New Theatre Festival) (Academic) (Assistant) 2019

Three Shitty Sons | Flora Circular

LD: Kendra S. Wiley


Mr. Burns (Academic)(Assistant) 2018

University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX

LD: Ann Wrightson


Merchant of Venice (Academic)(Assistant) 2018

University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX

LD: Aaron Curry


A Doll’s House part 2 (Academic)(Assistant) 2018

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis | St. Louis, MO

LD: Ann Wrightson


Mass (Associate) 2015

Louisville Orchestra | Louisville, KY

LD: Scott Leathers


Wind in the Willows (Associate) 2013

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

LD: Scott Leathers


The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mary Stuart, Titus Adronicus (Assistant) 2012

Utah Shakespeare Festival | Cedar City, UT

LD: Donna Ruzika



A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet (Assistant) 2011

Utah Shakespeare Festival | Cedar City, UT

LD: Donna Ruzika


Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado about Nothing (Assistant) 2010

Utah Shakespeare Festival | Cedar City, UT

LD: Donna Ruzika



Other Design Credits

Projection Design

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 2021

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Ernie Nolan


Sound Design

Sherlock Holmes 2012

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN

DIR: Scot Copeland



Professional Production Experience



Freelance Draftsperson 2022

Production Glue | Remote


Vectorworks Guide/ 3D Modeler 2022

Tangably.com | Remote


EOS Programmer 2021

Figaro | Austin Opera | Austin, TX


Video Operator 2021

Beyond Van Gogh | Austin, TX


Lighting Supervisor 2019

New York Stage and Film | Poughkeepsie, NY


Technical Director 2015-2018

Tennessee Performing Arts Center | Nashville, TN


Electrician 2013-2015

Tennessee Performing Arts Center | Nashville, TN


Master Electrician 2011-2013

Nashville Children’s Theatre | Nashville, TN



Master Electrician 2009

Heritage Theatre Festival (Summer) | Charlottesville, NC


Master Electrician 2008-2011

Childsplay | Tempe, AZ


Electrician/ Moving Light Technician 2008

Sarasota Opera | Sarasota, FL



Master Electrician 2007-2008

Adams Memorial Theatre (Summer)

Randal Theatre (Fall)

Utah Shakespeare Festival | Cedar City, UT


Electrician/Board Op 2006

Adams Memorial Theatre (Summer)

Utah Shakespeare Festival | Cedar City, UT


House Master Electrician 2005-2007

Kent State University’s Theatre Dept. | Kent, OH


Electrician/Stage Hand 1999-2005

Ohio Ballet’s Summer Festival | North East Ohio



Certificates and Training


Vectorworks 2021 Core Associate Certification 2021

3 Hour online Exam


High End HOG 4 Lighting Console Training

Two Day training course 2019


GrandMA 2 Lighting Console Training

Two Day training course 2017


Advanced ETC Ion Training

Two Day training course 2010


Skills


Digital/Lighting/CAD


Applications: ADP Payroll Services,Adobe Creative Suite, Blender, Canvas Learning Management System, G-Suite, Garageband,  Lightwright 6, Microsoft Office, OBS, Photoshop, Procreate, SFX, Touch Designer, Unreal Engine, QLab


CAD: AutoCAD, Vectorworks 2021


Lighting Console 

Programming: ETC EOS 3.0, High-End Hog 4, GrandMA 2, Mega Systems-Lumen 8 

Platforms: Arduino, MacOSX, Raspberry Pi, Windows 10


Previz: ETC Augment3d, MA 3d, Vision


Programming 

Protocols: Python, MIDI, OSC, SMPTE




Network: sACN, Artnet, DMX Node, DMX system design, Lighting Networks Design, Wireless System Design



Management 


Production: Budget, Event Management, Hiring, Payroll, Scheduling


Manual 


Fabrication:  3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Welding


Electrical: Conduit Installation, LED Tape, Small Electronics Repair, Soldering  


Misc: Standard Transmission Automobile


Theatrical: Carpentry, Theatrical Rigging