CV

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design

June 2012

University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

May 2007

Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)

Assistant Professor

Mercer University

August 2016 - Present

Teach required degree courses including Introduction to Theatre, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and Stage Management 

Teach special topics courses including Props Design and Crafts 

Mentor and instruct student designers and technicians for main stage productions 

Lighting, Scenic, Projection, and/or Prop designer for all main stage shows

Visiting Assistant Professor

Georgia College

August 2012 - Present

Teach technical courses in Scenic Painting, Vectorworks, and Advanced Theatre Carpentry

Teach major courses including Theatre History I, Theatre History II, Theatrical Heritage, and Freshman Seminar

Lighting, Scenic, or Prop designer for main stage shows

Supervise and mentor student scenic, lighting, projection, prop and sound designers for main stage and student productions

Coordinator for University salary negotiation workshops

Faculty mentor and advisor for two University student organizations

Technical Director

Mad Duckling Children's Theatre

(Eugene, OR)

Summer 2011 & 2012

Responsibilities include creating technical drawings for scene shop

Purchasing of materials and balancing of shop budget 

Creation and maintenance of production calendars

Structural design and technical drawings for puppets

Maintaining a high standard of safety and organization

Arranging scenic and costume travel for load ins and strikes

Graduate Teaching Fellow

University of Oregon

(Eugene, OR)

September 2009 - June 2012

Responsibilities include assisting in the supervision of university students in the scene shop and theaters

Building and painting scenery

Hang, focus, and maintenance of lighting equipment

Introduction to tool use and safety for basic scenic construction and electrics/lighting procedures

Production Manager / Coordinator

Washington Women in Theatre

(Washington DC)

July 2014

Coordinated and managed all technical and logistical needs for bi-annual week-long playwriting festival hosted at American University

Stage manager responsibilities during runs

Contact person between WWIT and Katzen Arts Center staff

Technical Director / Resident Lighting Designer

Ganymede Arts

(Washington DC)

September 2008 - 2009

Provides technical direction in the execution of specific projects

Works as intermediary with venue and company staff

Designs and executes lighting plots

Organizes and facilitates all load ins and strikes

Provides knowledgeable and reliant technical support

Scenic Painter (Charge)

John G Shedd Institute for the Arts

(Eugene, OR)

Summer 2010 & 2011

Responsible for coordinating schedules, supplies, and daily agenda’s for three scenic painters for summer musicals performed on the Hult Centers’ main stage

Communicating scenic designers’ elevations through color, faux finishes, trompe l’oeil, texturing with an emphasis on layers and depth

Over-Hire Electrician

Washington DC Area

2008 - 2009

Hang and prep instruments as prepared on lighting plot

Execute focus quickly and efficiently

Patching lighting consoles

Light rigging

Strike and maintenance responsibilities for venues including: Signature Theater, VA; Theater J, Washington DC; Bowie Center for Performing Arts, MD; The Alden Theater, McLean, VA

Experience

 
 

Skills

(Mac Platform)

 
  • Software:

    • Vectorworks 

    • Lightwright

    • QLab

    • Isadora

    • Basic PhotoShop

    • Stagewrite

  • Construction skills:

    • Use of power and hand tools

    • Prop design and construction (strong focus on shop safety)

    • Scenic painting / trompe-l’oeil

    • MIG welding

    • Theatrical model building

    • Puppetry construction

    • Laying dance floor

  • Operations:

    • Followspot op

    • Light, sound, and projection board op

  • Console Experience: 

    • ETC Eos

    • Ion

    • Obsession

    • Express

    • Expression

    • Some Leviton experience

    • Some Strand experience

  • Successful grant writing and community outreach project

  • Other: 

    • Excellent organizational and scheduling skills

    • Ability to multi-task and manage under time pressure

    • Effective communicator with excellent collaborative skills

    • Leadership with large and small groups

Service

 

Secretary for Mercer University House of Delegates

Mercer University

2021- Present

Maintains University Faculty House of Delegates records and paperwork. Coordinates meeting schedules and documents between faculty and administration. 

Coordinator for Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Georgia College

2015 - Present

Coordinates and manages University’s Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop; scheduling with workshops in facilitators for 4-5 workshops per semester.

Community Outreach Project Coordinator

Georgia College

Spring 2015

Collaborated with local historical site and theatre department to create community outreach project with students to build, paint, and install new road side signs; managed budget and scheduling; instructed students and community members on process from purchasing to install.

Faculty Advisor for Student Organization TWLOHA

Georgia College

2014 - Present

Programming, financial, and legal advising for student organization To Write Love On Her Arms: organization providing support and guidance for students dealing with suicide, self harm, and addiction.

Mentee for Georgia College SOAR Program

Georgia College

2012 - Present

Part of the Minority Advising Program (MAP), help with successful transitions from high school to college for incoming minority students.

Freshman Orientation Facilitator

Georgia College

Fall 2012 - 2014

Facilitated discussions and activities for incoming freshman around topics addressed in summer readings/movies; Provided first-week assistance and guidance to incoming class with academic advising, scheduling, and social activities.

Georgia Theatre Conference Tech Challenge Co-Coordinator

Americus, GA

2012 - 2013

Organize equipment and scheduling of Tech Challenge events including light hang and focus, knot tying, costume change, sound execution and drop folding; facilitate judges and scoring at event.

Technical Director Search Committee for Theatre Department

University of Oregon

2011 - 2012

Assisting the responsible administrators in recruiting and screening candidates

Graduate Advisory Board

University of Oregon

2009 - 2012

Help the Graduate School create socially and intellectually supportive community for graduate students; involved in developing the annual interdisciplinary graduate student research forum

Professional Memberships

United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT)

American Association for University Women

National Member

Local Member

2010 - Present

2015 - Present

 

Teaching Experience

Mercer University

Introduction to Theatre, 30 students max

Stagecraft, 12 students max

Scenic Design, 12 students

Stage Management, 2 students

Independent Study: Lighting Design, 1 student

Georgia College

Scenic Painting, 8 students max

Vectorworks, 10 students max

Theatre History I, 12 students max

Theatre History II, 20 students max

Theatrical Heritage, 84 students max

Construction Techniques, 8 studens

Stagecraft, 14 students max

Audition / Portfolio Workshop, 32 students

University of Oregon

Introduction to Design, 14 students

Scenic and Lighting Lab, 9 students max

 

Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

Journeyman Grant
Spring 2015: $1,300. Georgia College
‘Painting Beyond the Stage’: A community outreach project within the Scenic Painting class where students designed, built, painted, and installed informational signage for a local community garden center.


URACE Student Group Travel Grant
Spring 2015: $2,500. Georgia College
Grant supported travel for 10 students attending the USITT conference in Fort Worth TX.

 

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Meritorious Achievement Award
Spring 2014. Georgia College
Lighting Design for Anything Goes


The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Faculty Certificate of Merit        
Fall 2012. Georgia College
Technical Direction for The Birds

 

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Meritorious Achievement Award
Spring 2012. University of Oregon
Lighting Design for The Crucible (MFA Thesis Project)

 

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Meritorious Achievement Award
Spring 2010. University of Oregon
Lighting Design for Annelie in the Depths of the Night


The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Meritorious Achievement Award
Spring 2011. University of Oregon
Scenic Design for Playhouse Creatures


Theatre Arts Department Alumni Graduate Scholarship
2009 - 2012
Annual Scholarship, University of Oregon

 

Graduate Fellow in Technical Theater (Inaugural Year)
Sept 2007- May 2008
Wesleyan University, Middletown CT

 

Selected Production Credits

2016

She Kills Monsters

Gidion's Knot

Chicago

2015

Standing on Ceremony

The Ballad of Emmett Till

10 Minute Play Festival

Anything Goes

2014

Much Ado About Nothing

The Piano Lesson

2013

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Nutcracker

Death of a Salesman

Kiss Me, Kate

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

2012

The Nutcracker

Proposals

TeaYoun Kim-Kassor's: Tension

The Birds

Alice in Wonderland

Cinderella! Cinderella!

The King and I

The Crucible

Arabian Nights

You'veInFloo'd

2011

Pinocchio

Puss in Boots

Girl Crazy

Playhouse Creatures

TwoInFloo

2010

dark play or stories for boys

University of Oregon Dance Concert

Annelie in the Depths of the Night

Love's Labour's Lost

WooInFloo

2009

Far Away

The Good Doctor

7 Jewish Children

2008

Ganymede Arts: After the Garden

Ganymede Arts: New Years Eve Party

Ganymede Arts: Fall Arts Festival

Big Love

Senior Thesis Dance Concerts

Precision Dance Company: Revolution

Dancemasters '08

Brian Brooks: I'm Going to Explode

Oedipus Rex

The Civilians: Gone Missing

2007

We Can't Reach You Hartford

Dancemasters '07

Ronald K Brown: Evidence

Life in the Charity Ward

Ubu Roi

Sandra Burnhard: Everything Bad and Beautiful

Scenic and Lighting Designer

Assistant Technical Director

Scenic and Prop Designer

Assistant Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

Master Carpenter

Lighting Designer

 

 

Scenic Designer

Assitant Technical Director

 

 

Scenic Designer

Scenic Painter

Scenic Designer

Scenic Designer / Technical Director

Scenic Designer

 

 

Scenic Painter

Scenic Design Advisor / Assistant Technical Director

Lighting Designer

Assistant Technical Director / Projections Advisor

Technical Director

Technical Director

Scenic Painter

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer

Writer, Director, Designer

 

Scenic Designer

Scenic Designer

Scenic Painter

Scenic Designer

Writer, Director, Designer

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer (2 Pieces)

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer

Writer, Director, Designer

Lighting Designer

Master Electrician

Lighting Designer

Technical Director / Lighting Designer

Technical Director / Lighting Designer

Technical Director / Lighting Designer

Assistant Technical Director / Master Electrician

Lighting Designer

Lighting Designer

Assistant Technical Director / Master Electrician

Technical Coordinator / Master Electrician

Technical Coordinator / Master Electrician

Technical Coordinator / Master Electrician

Assistant Lighting Designer

Assistant Technical Director / Master Electrician

Assistant Technical Director

Lighting Designer

Set Designer

Assistant Production Manager

 

Mercer University (Logan Lewis)

Mercer University (Logan Lewis)

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

 

 

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

Georgia College (Black Box Theatre)

Onion Man Productions, Atlanta GA

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

 

 

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

Georgia College (Black Box Theatre)

 

 

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

Milledgeville Players, Milledgeville GA

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

 

 

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

Georgia College (Black Box Theatre)

Georgia College (Black Box Theatre)

Georgia College (Russell Auditorium)

University of Oregon (Amazon Park)

University of Oregon (Amazon Park)

John G Shedd Institute of Art, OR

University of Oregon (Hope Theater)

University of Oregon (Robinson Stage)

University of Oregon (Pocket Playhouse)

 

 

University of Oregon (Amazon Park)

University of Oregon (Amazon Park)

John G Shedd Institute of Art, OR

University of Oregon (Hope Theater)

University of Oregon (Pocket Playhouse)

 

 

University of Oregon (Pocket Playhouse)

University of Oregon (Robinson Stage)

University of Oregon (Hope Theater)

University of Oregon (Robinson Stage)

University of Oregon (Pocket Playhouse)

 

 

University of Oregon (Pocket Playhouse)

University of Oregon (Hope Theater)

University of Oregon (Pocket Playhouse)

 

 

Miss Pixie's Lounge, D.C.

Source Theater, D.C.

Church Street Theater, D.C.

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

 

 

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Daryl Roth Theater, NY

 
 

Additional Documents

Resume

CV

Design Process