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Professional Employment:
Rock of Ages – 10th Anniversary Tour North America 2018-Present
Head Carpenter

Duties include oversight of all physical aspects of the production & advancing the production to the next theater. Personnel management of touring and local crew.

Hudson Scenic Studio Yonkers, NY 2016 – 2018
Assistant Project Manager (2017 – 2018)

Assist members of the project management team over the course of their projects. Projects range from sets for Broadway productions to window displays. Duties include bidding, researching vendors and new materials, project documentation, tracking budget-to-actuals, project oversight, client meetings, site visits and installation supervision.

Shop Floor Intern (Summer 2016)

Fabricated scenery for Broadway and touring productions in both wood and iron shops.

PlayMakers Repertory Company Chapel Hill, NC  2014 – 2017
Paul Green Theatre (thrust, 498 seats) and Kenan Theatre (black box, 265 seats), LORT D
Technical Director (2016)

The Crucible

Duties included communication with designers, budgeting, drafting, creating all working drawings for the shop, structural analysis of set components, tracking shop purchases, research and development of mechanical systems, and both load-in and strike plans.

Assistant Technical Director (2016)

Detroit ‘67

Assisted the technical director in drafting, budgeting, product sourcing, creating rigging plans, load-in and strike.

Shop Foreman (2014)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods (in rotating repertory)

Scenery budget: $19,500Supervised a crew of six graduate students, two full time employees and 3-12 undergraduates in the construction of two shows. Responsible for efficient use of floor space for both fabrication and painting. Assisted implementation of load-in and strike.

Carpenter (2014 – 2017)

Carpenter for six main stage productions, including two shows in rotating repertory, and three second stage productions. Duties include fabrication of scenery, load-in and strike of shows and repertory changeovers. Average build schedule is 2 ½ weeks and 1 ½ week load-in.

Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield, MA Summer 2015
Main Stage (proscenium, 520 seats), St. Germain Stage (proscenium 110 seats)
  Technical Director

Berkshire Museum Theater (proscenium, hemp fly system, 250 seats)

Scenery budget: $1,500

Responsible for drafting, budgeting, load-in, change-overs and strike of Shrek the Musical (Theater for Young Audiences). The show changed-over twice per week.

Master Carpenter

Budget range: $1,500- $12,500

Supervised the build and construction of seven shows over a ten-week period. Duties included maintenance of scene shop and tools, construction of scenery, supervising scene shop (two carpenters and three interns) and supervising load-ins and load-outs.

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Master Carpenter

Stockbridge, MA  Summer 2014
Theatres: Colonial (proscenium, 823 seats), Main Stage (proscenium, 400 seats), Unicorn (thrust, 100 seats)

Budget range: $1,500-$8,000

Supervised the build and construction of seven shows over a ten-week period. Duties included maintenance of scene shop and tools, construction of scenery, supervising scene shop (four carpenters and three interns) and supervising load-ins and load-outs.

Norton Center for the Arts

House Technician

Danville, KY  2010-2014
Venues: Newlin Hall (proscenium, 1,500 seats), Weisiger Theatre (thrust, 360 seats)

Crew member (carpenter and general technician) for the load-ins and load-outs of touring productions. Worked shows as a flyman and on deck crew. Lead crews (2-8 people) performing general maintenance, hanging plots and setting up the orchestra pit and restoring the house.

Santa Fe Opera

Stage Crew Apprentice

Santa Fe, NM Summer 2012
Outdoor, open air theatre (2,128 seats)

Worked on repertory running crew performing changeovers and show maintenance. Took on occasional shop projects and was a carpenter for the Apprentice Scenes.

Academic Employment:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   2014 – 2015
Undergraduate Department of Dramatic Arts
  Production Manager (Fall 2015)

Production manager of the undergraduate department. Duties included managing the budget for all production departments, creating a season production calendar, running production meetings, facilitating communication between directors, department heads, PlayMakers staff and student designers.

Instructor of Record – Drama 193 Practicum (Fall 2015- present)

Instructor of record for the undergraduate practicum course. Students are assigned to run crew for one of three professional shows at PlayMakers for the semester. Responsibilities include coordinating 30 student schedules and assigning them to show positions; communicating with production staff about crew needs; generating calendars and contact sheets for each show; and functioning as a liaison between students and PlayMakers stage management and department heads.

Technical Director (Spring 2015)

Responsible for drafting, budgeting, load-in, and strike of two undergraduate productions. Mentored undergraduate carpenters, electricians and run crew.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre, Technical Production

Chapel Hill, NC

 

May 2017
Centre College

Bachelors of Science, Dramatic Arts and Mathematics

Danville, KY

 

 May 2014
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Exchange program in Scenic Arts and Stage Mgt.

London, UK

 

 Jan.-June 2013
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center

Industrial Mechanics and Welding

Hartford, VT

 

 2009-2010

Tools and Processes

Welding (MIG, flux-core, TIG, gas and stick), brazing, lathe, shaper, Hossfeld pipe bender, plasma cutting, oxy-acetylene torch, pneumatics, metal lathe, milling machine and ShopBot (CNC)

Software

AutoCAD (2016), Stage Technologies automation control (eChameleon software/Nomad) and Vcarve Pro

Other

Theatrical rigging (static and dynamic), structural analysis, robotics and karate.

The Ella Mae Daniel Proctor and Robert H. Proctor Award (2016-2017)

The Laura Jewell Dobbins Graduate Fellowship (2015-2016)

Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate (2008)