Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae, Downloadable Version


Education
Master of Fine Arts The University of Texas-Austin, TX Lighting Design May 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts Missouri State University-Springfield, MO Lighting Design May 2007
Teaching Experience
Middle Tennessee State University-Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Assistant Professor of Lighting Design 2013-Present
Foundations of Liberal Arts II Spring 2016
Design and Technology of Cirque du Soleil Spring 2016
Technical Drawing for Arts and Entertainment Fall 2015
Honors Thesis Independent Research Fall 2015
Honors Thesis Tutuorial Spring 2015
Advanced Topics in Lighting for Arts and Entertainment Fall 2014-Present
Theatre Appreciation Spring 2014
Lighting for Arts and Entertainment 2 Spring Semesters 2014-Present
Lighting for Arts and Entertainment 1 Fall 2013-Present
Directed Studies: Vectorworks Fall 2013
The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance-Austin, Texas
Assistant Instructor in Lighting Design Area 2009-2010
Teaching Assistant in Lighting Design Area 2007-2009
Design for Performance: Lighting 2009-2010
Technical Theatre: Lighting Spring 2009, 2010
Design for Performance: Lighting (Teaching Assistant) 2008-2009
Production Lab: Lighting Crew 2007-2009
Lighting Design (Professional, Guest Artist)
Topdog/Underdog Director: Jon Royal Nashville Repertory Theatre February 2019
Avenue Q Director: Lauren Shouse Nashville Repertory Theatre September 2018
9 to 5 Director: Chloe King Theatre West Summer Repertory July 2018
Footloose Director: Trish Brown Theatre West Summer Repertory July 2018
Smart People Director: Jon Royal Nashville Repertory Theatre February 2018
The Secret Garden Director: Patrick Newell/Lisa Betz Theatre West Summer Repertory July 2017
Peter and the Starcatcher Director: Emily Cherry Black Hills Playhouse June 2017
Posterity (Tennessee Pemier) Director: Rene D. Copeland Nashville Repertory Theatre February 2017
Pageant (South Dakota Premiere) Director: Bill Russell Black Hills Playhouse June 2016
Nunsense Director: Matt Nesmith Black Hills Playhouse June 2016
Good Monsters (World Premiere) Director: Rene D. Copeland Nashville Repertory Theatre February 2016
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Director: Rene D. Copeland Nashville Repertory Theatre October 2015
She Loves Me Director: Jennie Mae Donnell Black Hills Playhouse July 2015
La Cenerentola Director: Jeffrey Buchman Green Mountain Opera Festival June 2014
The Rape of Lucretia Director: Alan Hicks Green Mountain Opera Festival June 2014
Beautiful Boy Choreographer: Andrea Skowronek Kansas State University March 2013
Kaleidoscope Choreographer: Laura Donnelly Kansas State University March 2013
Handles (ACDFA Selection) Choreographer: Jordan Roberts Kansas State University March 2013
The Music Man Director: Jennifer Vellenga Kansas State University November 2012
The Adding Machine (KCACTF Selection) Director: Jennifer Vellenga Kansas State University November 2011
Trouble in Tahiti Director: Reginald Pittman Kansas State University March 2011
Gianni Schicchi Director: Reginald Pittman Kansas State University March 2011
Got Country Choreographer: Lisa Jones Cedar Point Live Entertainment May 2009
Country Unleashed Co-Design: Greg Hoffman Cedar Point Live Entertainment July 2008
Lighting Design (Faculty Designer)
Spring Awakening Director: TBD Middle Tennessee State University April 2019
9 to 5 Director: Kristi Shamburger Middle Tennessee State University November 2018
Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat Director: Kristi Shamburger Middle Tennessee State University April 2017
Taste of Sunrise Director: Dr. Jette Halladay Middle Tennessee State University February 2017
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Director: Santiago Sosa Middle Tennessee State University February 2017
How I Learned to Drive Director: Halena Kays Middle Tennessee State University September 2017
Dance of the Furies (1911) Choreographer: Isadora Duncan (Staging: Meg Brooker) Middle Tennessee State Univeristy April 2017
Dance of the Blessed Spirit (1903) Choreographer: Isadora Duncan (Staging: Meg Brooker) Middle Tennessee State Univeristy April 2017
A Drift (ACDA) Choreographer: Marhsha Barsky Middle Tennessee State Univeristy November 2016
Resurgence Choreographer: Meg Brooker Middle Tennessee State Univeristy November 2016
Peter Pan Director: Kristi Shamburger Middle Tennessee State University October 2016
West Side Story Director: Kristi Shamburger Middle Tennessee State University April 2016
American Tall Tales Director: Jette Halladay MTSU European Tour May 2015
La Cage Aux Folles Director: Deborah Anderson Middle Tennessee State University April 2015
La Mer Choreographer: Jessica Lindberg Middle Tennessee State University March 2015
Dinner Party 2.0 Choreographer: Analia Alegre-Femenias Middle Tennessee State University March 2015
Einstein’s Dreams Director: Crosby Hunt Middle Tennessee State University February 2015
Chantier Choreographer: Marsha Barsky Middle Tennessee State University November 2014
A Doll’s House Director: Kyle Kennedy Middle Tennessee State University November 2014
American Tall Tales Director: Dr. Jette Halladay Middle Tennessee State University September 2014
Garden Party Choreographer: Jesse Zaritt Middle Tennessee State University April 2014
Moments of Awakening Choreographer: Marsha Barsky Middle Tennessee State University April 2014
Existence, In-Between Choreographer: Kyle Knight Middle Tennessee State University April 2014
Qunique Choreographer: Madia Cooper Middle Tennessee State University April 2014
The Drowsy Chaperone Director: Kristi Shamburger Middle Tennessee State University April 2014
The Amen Corner Director: Deborah Anderson Middle Tennessee State University February 2014
Plume (ACDFA) Choreographer: Marsha Barsky Middle Tennessee State University November 2013
Elephant in the Room Choreographer: Katie McGaha Middle Tennessee State University November 2013
Catalyst Choreographer: Jenna Kosowski Middle Tennessee State University November 2013
A Year With Frog and Toad Director: Dr. Jette Halladay Middle Tennessee State University November 2013
Woyzeck Director: Dr. Crosby Hunt Middle Tennessee State University October 2013
Lighting Design (Educational)
White Tie Ball Director: Steve Moulds University of Texas February 2010
Pride and Prejudice Director: Gavin Cameron-Webb University of Texas November 2009
Cohen New Works Festival Production Manager: Megan Griffith University of Texas April 2009
So/La Spaces Direction: Angie Ahlgren/Meg Booker Cohen New Works Festival April 2009
Funky Snowman Direction: Brian Fahey Cohen New Works Festival April 2009
The Psyche Project Direction: Marie Brown Cohen New Works Festival April 2009
B’rer Wood (PQ 2011 Selection) Choreographer: David Justin Univeristy of Texas February 2009
Sextet Choreographer: Yacov Sharir Univeristy of Texas February 2009
A/Part (ACDFA Selection) Choreographer: Meg Rushing Univeristy of Texas February 2009
Sketches Choreographer: Charlotte Griffin Univeristy of Texas February 2009
High Five Jive (ACDFA Selection) Choreographer: Lisa Kobdish Univeristy of Texas February 2009
410 [Gone] Director: Charlie Otte Univeristy of Texas October 2008
Susannah Director: Alan Hicks Univeristy of Texas April 2008
Big Love Director: Franchelle Stewart-Dorn Univeristy of Texas February 2008
Conversaciones Entre Ellas Choreographer: Rhythm McCarthy Missouri State University May 2007
Secudtive Melancholy Choreographer: Sandra Paola Lopez Missouri State University May 2007
Urinetown Director: James Woodland Missouri State University February 2007
Ha’ Shoa Choreographer: Shirley Riere Missouri State University April/May 2006
Ozarks Folk Suite Choreographer: Rhythm McCarthy Missouri State University May 2006
Hedda Gabler Director: CJ Maples Missouri State University February 2006
Fused Images Choreographer: Rhythm McCarthy Missouri State University December 2005
Beguiled Again Director: Michael Casey Missouri State University September 2005
Stillpoint (ACDFA Selection) Choreographer: Gessell Claudil Missouri State University May 2005
Assistant Lighting Design
A Raisin in the Sun Lighting Design: Michelle Habeck Arizona Theatre Company January 2009
Fifty Words Lighting Design: Michelle Habeck MCC Theatre September 2008
Signed Sealed Delivered Lighting Design: Ryan Gravilla Cedar Point Live Entertainment June 2008
Ashes, Ashes Lighting Design: Paul Hancock University of Texas October 2007
The Merchant of Venice Lighting Design: Mark Meyers Missouri State University October 2005
Scenic Design
A Chorus Line Director: Michael Casey Missouri State University November 2006
Juried Show and Competitive Exhibitions
Emerge 2011: United States Student Design Exposition June 2011
Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space
The Prague Quadrennial is a pinnacle design exposition for theatrical designers. Countries from across the world select the best representative design work for inclusion in each country’s national or student display. Chosen design work is representative of the newest trends in design and scenography, and shows a representative sample of the greatest work coming from a representative country. During the 11 Day event, more than 40,000 attendees from over 70 countries view the exhibits. My Lighting Design for B’rer Wood was selected for inclusion in Emerge 2011, the Student Display for the United States of America. Images from my design are also included in the Emerge 2011 brochure highlighting the featured designs in the display.
Design Showcase West June 2010
UCLA Department of Theatre and Film
Design Showcase West selects participant designers from across the country based upon recommendations from faculty members in theatrical design programs at leading Universities throughout the United States. Work is evaluated and responded to by theatrical, film, and themed entertainment corporations, designers, and producers from the Los Angeles area.
Theatre Design Exposition May 2010
Michael Merritt Design Awards — Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
The Theatre Design Expo at the Michael Merritt Design Awards selects designers from across the country to display work for the distinguished attendees of the awards ceremonies. Work is evaluated and responded to by theatrical design professionals throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area.
Gilbert Hemsley Lighting Portfolio Review March 2010
The Hemsley Lighting Program — Lincoln Center, New York, New York
The Hemsley Review is a juried review process and portfolio exhibition for theatre and entertainment professionals in lighting design making their debut into the industry. Participants are selected based on their existing body of work combined with recommendation from a mentor designer. Design work and portfolios are reviewed by multiple panels of professionals gathered from various areas of the industry. The evening portfolio display is open to the general public and attended by leading designers, directors, and producers from the major entertainment markets.
Lighting Production
McCain Auditorium-Manhattan, Kansas 2010-2013
Assistant Technical Director/Lighting Supervisor
Supervise daily operations, maintenance, and all lighting operations of 1800 seat venue. Supervision of local crew consisting of student employees and union overhire.
Theatrical Disbursements-Salina, Kansas 2010-2013
Union Stagehand
Union stagehand, working primarily in the lighting department, for touring productions in the Bicentennial Center (under management contract with Global Spectrum) in Salina, Kansas. Theatrical Disbursements maintains contract and benefits agreements with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 464, Salina, Kansas.
Feld Entertainment Presents Disney on Ice-Palmetto, Florida 2010
Assistant Electrician
Touring electrician for Let’s Celebrate. Responsible for setup of lighing rig, maintenance, and followspot call.
Olden Lighting-Austin, Texas 2010
Lighting Crew
Crew for special events throughout the Austin Metro area and Central Texas. Notable clients include The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Independent School District.
D & H Stage Lighting-Cedar Park, Texas 2009-2010
Lighting Crew
Crew for special events throughout Central Texas. Worked in the lighting department for indoor and outdoor events from concerts to industrials.
Cedar Point Live Entertainment-Sandusky, Ohio 2006-2009
Technical Foreman (2009)
Oversee daily Live Entertainment operations and supervise all production crews in six venues throughout the park. Shows included ice, BMX, and production shows.
Cedar Point Live Entertainment-Sandusky, Ohio 2006-2009
Master Electrician (2006-08)
Responsible for installing/maintaining automated and conventional lighting rig.
Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts-Springfield, Missouri 2004-2007
Lighting Manager
Supervised and managed local crews for touring shows, lighting hangs, and daily operations for 2300 seat venue.
Downhome Productions-Nixa, Missouri 2004-2007
Lighting Crew
Crew for corporate and concert events. Clients include White House Communications and Tracker Marine Group.
The Haygoods, Music City Centre-Branson, Missouri 2004-2007
Lighting Crew
Responsible for operation/maintenance of automated, conventional, and laser rig.
Missouri State University Scene Shop-Springfield, Missouri 2004-2006
Scenic Carpenter
Scene construction crew for departmental productions. Supervised and mentored lab students in construction assignments. Experience in wood and metal construction (MIG Welding).
Tent Theatre-Springfield, Missouri Summer 2005
Master Electrician
Responsible for instillation and maintenance of lighting rig in outdoor venue.
Professional Membership
United Scenic Artists 829 2015-Present
Union and professional organization of Designers, Artists, and Craftspeople in the United States of America..
Southeastern Theatre Conference 2013-Present
Regional theatre organization of theatre practitioners in the Southeastern United States.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 205 2010-Present
Union of professional stagehands, motion picture technicians, and allied crafts in the United States of America.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology 2008-Present
National organization of designers, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment fields.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology-HOA Region 2011-2013
Regional division of national organization of designers, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment fields.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology-SW Region 2008-2010
Regional division of national organization of designers, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment fields.
Professional Service
United States Institute of Theatre Technology October 2014-Present
eSET Council July 2016 – Present
eSET: Lighting and Electrics Committee Chair February 2015-July 2017
eSET: Lighting and Electrics Workgroup October 2014-July 2017
Essential Skills for the Entertainment Technician (eSET) is a program started by the ESTA foundation to provide training and a certificate program for entry level technicians in the entertainment. The work has been transferred to the blanket of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT). I am serving on the Lighting and Electrics working group, one of 13 working groups comprised of industry professionals from education, design, technology, manufacturing, and labor sectors. In February 2015, I assumed the role of chair of the committee. This specific group is developing the curriculum and testing materials for the eSET certificate in Lighting and Electrics in the entertainment industry. Served as committee chair from February 2015 – Present.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology March 2012-Present
Portfolio Guidelines Committee Chair January 2014-January 2015
Portfolio Guidelines Committee March 2012-January 2015
Committee responsible for revising and further developing the portfolio guidelines and requirements for Lighting Designers. Served as committee chair from January 2014 – Present.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees October 2014
Young Workers Conference — Local 205 Representative
Conference of the Young Workers of IATSE focusing on creating the next generation of leaders in the organization. Sessions included the History of the Alliance, Messaging for Unions, Activism and Accountability, COMET (Recruitment and Organizing Training), as well as address by labor leaders. Major focus was placed on recruitment and retention of the membership base as well as energizing new members. Attendees are selected from the general membership by the Executive Board of the member’s home local with approval by the President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology – HOA Region 2011-2013
Vice President of Membership
Responsible for maintaining membership logs, membership forms, and membership communication.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology March 2015
Light Lab 2015
Faculty mentor and volunteer in the 2015 Lighting Lab at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology Conference and Stage Expo. The lab provides support for presentations on stage lighting techniques throughout the conference.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology March 2010
Evolution of A Designer
Display curated by Karen Maness of the Scene Design commission. Provided lighting support for the juried display of the evolution of designers from their first work to their current design aesthetic. The display was a part of the 50th Anniversary USITT Conference and Stage Expo.
University Service
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2018 – Present
Faculty Senate
Senator representing the Faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2018
FTT Technical Director Search Committee (Chair)
Search committee chair for rehire process of a Full Time Temporary Professor specializing in Technical Direction in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2017 – Spring 2019
Public Service Committee
Member of the committee reviewing and recommending funding for the Public Service Grant and Public Service Award at Middle Tennessee State University.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2016 – Present
Mock Interviews and Portfolio Reviews
Organized portfolio reviews and mock interviews for students representing the university at Southeastern Theatre Conference in association with Professor Kyle Kennedy.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Online Portfolio Committee
Committee developing exit portfolio requirements (a part of departmental Student Learning Outcomes) for all graduating students in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
Dorethe Awards Committee (Chair)
Chair of planning committee for Department of Theatre and Dance annual student success award ceremony.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2016
Coordinator Review Policy Committee
Committee establishing review policy for full time temporary faculty coordinator positions within the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2016
FTT Lighting Technologist Search Committee (Chair)
Search committee chair for rehire process of a Full Time Temporary Professor specializing in Lighting Technology/Master Electrician in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2016
Mock Interviews and Portfolio Reviews
Organized portfolio reviews and mock interviews for students representing the university at Southeastern Theatre Conference in association with Professor Kyle Kennedy.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2015
Scholarship Committee
Committee member for the Department of Theatre and Dance reviewing student applications for endowed scholarships through the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2014-Spring 2016
FRCAC Review Committee
Member of the committee reviewing and recommending funding for the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant at Middle Tennessee State University.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2014
FTT Dance Professor Search Committee
Search committee member for rehire process of a Full Time Temporary Professor in Dance in the Department of Speech and Theatre.
Middle Tennessee State University Spring 2014
Scholars Week
Member of the judging panel for the graduate student level poster session of Scholars Week at Middle Tennessee State University.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Dance Professor Search Committee
Search committee member for a new Tenure Track Professor in Dance in the Department of Speech and Theatre.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2013-Present
Portfolio Committee
Committee reviewing the portfolio, resume, and professional documentation of production practicum students. Preparation reviews are conducted throughout the semester, with final reviews held the final week of classes.
Middle Tennessee State University Fall 2013-Present
Lighting Department Head/Crew Chief
Responsible for scheduling and overseeing all lighting hangs, focus calls, and cueing for the main stage production season of the Department of Theatre. (Four dramatic/musical productions, two dance concerts per academic year).
Kansas State University 2011-Summer 2013
McCain Auditorium Lighting Upgrade
One of two committee members leading the upgrade of the lighting system for McCain Auditorium. The upgrade began with a budget of $300,000-$350,000, which was increased to $550,000. Key components of the upgrade included new dimming for the stage and houselights, new wiring, new power distribution, realignment of onstage and front of house circuits, and added networking capability to efficiently accommodate LED and intelligent lighting fixtures. Duties during the process included extensive meetings with Kansas State University Facilities, Mercer-Zimmerman, and Orazem and Scalora Engineering to establish construction drawings and equipment requirements. Renovations were completed during the summer of 2014.
Kansas State University Fall 2010-Summer 2013
McCain Auditorium Training Manuals
Responsible for the development, writing, and upkeep of training manuals for stage crew operations for a 1750 seat road house. Training manuals for the venue cover operations and safety guidelines in all areas of stage operations including: lighting operations, sound operations, fly rail/weight rail operations, and general policies. The handbook also included emergency response information, safety policies, etc. set forth by the University and Technical Direction of the venue. These documents were put into place during my first six months at McCain Auditorium, and to my knowledge continue to be utilized. While not used in a classroom setting, these documents have been valuable in the education and training of student employees in the policies and procedures of McCain Auditorium.
Kansas State University 2012
All Faiths Chapel Lighting System
Responsible for lighting analysis of the space, producing the equipment proposal and budget, implementation of new equipment, and training of operators. All Faiths Chapel is a 500 seat venue utilized for Music Department concerts, student recitals, and large lecture classes. The existing lighting system was virtually non-existent, providing just enough light to read music onstage without providing any visibility for the audience. The upgrade included the purchasing of portable dimming, a small console, lighting booms, and instrumentation for illumination of ensembles of various sizes. Budget for the project was $5000.
Kansas State University 2011-Summer 2012
McCain Auditorium Stage Floor Upgrade
One of two production staff members on the committee for the replacement of the stage floor at McCain Auditorium, a $150,000 project with Kansas State University Facilities, McCain Auditorium, and ACME Flooring.
Awards/Honors
KCACTF Region 5 Certificate of Merit in Lighting Design: The Adding Machine 2012
Prague Quadrennial Student Exhibition:B’rer Wood 2009-2010
Dr. Ralph and Marie B. Hanna Endowed Scholarship in Drama 2009-2010
2008 Electronic Theatre Controls Sponsorship to LDI Fall 2008
Special Award in Drama Scholarship: University of Texas-Austin, Texas Fall 2008
Louis Jules Hexter Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Theatre Arts 2008-2009
Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund 2007-2009
Morton Brown, Nellie Brown, Minelma Brown Lockwood Scholarship 2007-2008
Magna Cum Laude, Missouri State University-Springfield, Missoruri 2007
Phi Kappa Phi-Missorui State Univeristy 2006
Phi Eta Sigma 2004
Honors College, Missouri State University-Springfield, Missouri 2007
Dean’s List, Missouri State University-Springfield, Missouri 2003-2007
Publications (Juried)
Revised Lighting Portfolio Guidelines Fall 2014
Theatre Design and Technology
Co-Authors: Autum Casey and Ellen E. Jones. Publication of the Lighting Portfolio Guidelines for the Lighting Commission of The United States Institute of Theatre Technology covering the creation and publication of lighting design portfolios and accompanying materials in print and digital formats. Submission also included checklists (Portfolio, Resume, Website, etc.) and accompanying background article.
Conference Workshops/Presentations
United States Institute of Theatre Technology
Presenter Design by Distance March 2018
Presentation with Shannon Robert (Clemson University) and Amber Marissa Cook (Southeast Missouri State University Conservatory). Panel presentation discussing challenges and solutions to creating theatrical design when designers, staff and management will not be in the same room until the technical rehearsal process.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology
Presenter What Does eSET Mean to You? March 2017
Session panelist discussing the progress, relevance, and application of the USITT eSET (Essential Skills for the Entertainment Technician) certificate program.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology
Co-Chair/Presenter Blended Light March 2017
Session Co-Chair with Victoria Fischer (Barbizon Lighting) with panelists Bill Price and Tom Littrel (ETC) discussing the integration and application of LED, conventional, and arc/discharge technologies for stage applications. Responsible for audience question moderation and panel topics.
Southeatern Theatre Conference
Presenter Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Stock March 2017
Panel Discussion with Nicholas Ryan (MTSU Faculty), Amber Marissa Cook (Southeast Missouri State University), and Dana White Jr. Panel session discussed ways to maximize the summer stock experience and common missteps made by employees during their first summer experience.
Tennessee Thespians Conference
Presenter Light Lab Open House January 2017
Open house of the Middle Tennessee State University Department of Theatre and Dance Design Lab and Lighting Lab for Tennessee Thespian Conference participants. Informal instruction and discussion about lighting design and technology.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology
Presenter/Reviewer Portfolio Reviews March 2016
Member of review panel for Lighting Design Portfolios as a part of the portfolio review session at the 2016 conference. Participants included graduate and undergraduate students.
Southeatern Theatre Conference
Presenter/Reviewer Portfolio Reviews March 2016
Member of review panel for Lighting Design Portfolios as a part of the portfolio review session at the 2016 conference. Participants included graduate and undergraduate students.
Tennessee Thespians Conference
Presenter So You Want to be a Lighting Designer… January 2016
Session exploring and demonstrating the many colors and angles of light in the MTSU lighting lab. Students the effects of color and angle on fabric, figure, and space. This session serves as an “orientation” to the lab for the part two session listed below.
Tennessee Thespians Conference
Presenter So You Want to be a Lighting Designer… January 2015
Session exploring and demonstrating the many colors and angles of light in the MTSU lighting lab. Students the effects of color and angle on fabric, figure, and space. This session serves as an “orientation” to the lab for the part two session listed below.
Southeastern Theatre Conference
Presenter Lighting Designers or Technicians: Educating Lighting Professionals March 2014
Roundtable focusing on Lighting Education and the coexisting of lighting production v. lighting design training career paths and how this intersection needs to develop in theatrical education.
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region 4
Presenter Communicating Lighting Design in the Digital World February 2014
Workshop/discussion session focused on developing effective and clear communication in the digital world. Key components included developing an effective vocabulary for use with a production team, effective visual presentation styles, and communication methods in the digital world.
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region 4
Presenter Marketing “Your” Business: Portfolio for Designers February 2014
Developing yourself business (i.e. designer) in the entertainment industry through resume, cover letter, and portfolio. Discussion about production and construction techniques for resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.
Tennessee Thespians Conference
Presenter Lighting Part 1: Lighting Essentials: Angles and Color January 2014
Session exploring and demonstrating the many colors and angles of light in the MTSU lighting lab. Students the effects of color and angle on fabric, figure, and space. This session serves as an “orientation” to the lab for the part two session listed below.
Tennessee Thespians Conference
Presenter Lighting Part 2: Creating Light for Performance January 2014
Hands on demo of creating light from the design idea, and applying it to the stage. Students are given images with one or two light sources from which they must recreate angle, color, and intensity within the lighting lab.
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region 5
Co-Presenter Thayer Lighting Intensive January 2013
Co-Presentation with William Kenyon. Master class in lighting design recreating mood/atmosphere, angle, and color from artwork.
United States Institute of Theatre Technology-HOA Region
Co-Presenter Portfolio and Resume Techniques September 2011
Co-Presentation with Michael Downs and Ben Stark. Master class in production and construction techniques for resumes, cover letters, and portfolios for theatrical designers and technicians. Topics include layout, design, and presentation.
Grants (Funded and Non-Funded Applications
Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant
Middle Tennessee State University $5,850 (Funded) September 2016
Money requested for dissemination (through workshops and performances) of my design work for Walking in Sunlight: The Life and Legacy of Uncle Dave Macon though a study abroad and youth tour to Ireland and Northern Ireland.
University College Public Service Grant
Middle Tennessee State University $1,400 (Not Funded) September 2016
Money requested to support the tour/travel expenses of Walking in Sunlight: The Life and Legacy of Uncle Dave Macon to economically disadvantage elementary and middle school students in the middle Tennessee region.
Special Projects Grant
Middle Tennessee State University Foundation $25,000 (Not Funded) January 2016
MApplication for funds to support the Uncle Dave Macon production, Tour of the Southeast United States, and Tour to Ireland. Grant submitted in collaboration with Dr. Jette Halladay and Dr. Virginia Donnell.
ETC Corporate Giving Grants
Electronic Theatre Controls $10,680 (Funded) October 2015
Reapplication for funds to purchase additional LED Lighting Instrumentation for Tucker Theatre. This instrumentation is essential in training designers who are current in the field, and adds another type of lighting source to our inventory that our students will encounter extensively in the field. This addition adds to our already diverse inventory, and allows experience in installation, troubleshooting/service, and design with some of the newest technology. New inventory also will enhance the productions presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance, the production values of rental events in Tucker Theatre, as well as my own Creative Activity and Research.
Faculty Development Grants
Middle Tennessee State University $1,695 (Funded $1,695.00) September 2015
Money requested to attend the 2016 United States Institute of Theatre Technology professional development workshop on three dimensional drafting in the Vectorworks environment at the 2016 Conference and Stage Expo.
Special Projects Grant
Middle Tennessee State University $25,000 (Finalist, Not Funded) January 2015
Application for funds to purchase additional LED Lighting instrumentation for Tucker Theatre. New inventory will enhance the productions presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance, the production values of rental events in Tucker Theatre, as well as my own Creative Activity and Research.
ETC Corporate Giving Grants
Electronic Theatre Controls $75,000 (In Review) October 2014
Grant requested money for the purchase of additional LED Lighting Instrumentation for Tucker Theatre. This instrumentation is essential in training designers who are current in the field. This equipment adds another type of lighting source to our inventory that our students will encounter extensively in the field.
Instructional Evaluation and Development Grants
Middle Tennessee State University $2,280 (Funded $1451.15) April 2014
Money requested to continue development of the Lighting Design Lab. Monies used for the purchase of updated lighting fixtures aligning the lab with exact miniatures of the fixtures used in Tucker Theatre, the Studio Theatre, and throughout the industry.
Funding Liberal Arts Grant Writers (FLAG)
Middle Tennessee State University $2,000 (Funded) November 2013
Faculty incentive grant in the College of Liberal Arts submitted in conjunction with the Electronic Theatre Controls Corporate Giving Grant application outlined below. Grant is awarded with the option of incentive pay or travel funding, with mine being disseminated as travel funding. Travel in the 2014-2015 academic year to USITT and LDI supported by this grant.
ETC Corporate Giving Grants
Electronic Theatre Controls $75,000 (Unfunded) October 2013
Grant requested money for the purchase of additional LED Lighting Instrumentation for Tucker Theatre. This instrumentation is essential in training designers who are current in the field. This equipment adds another type of lighting source to our inventory that our students will encounter extensively in the field.
ETC Sponsorship to Live Design International
Electronic Theatre Controls Undisclosed-All Expenses (Funded) October 2008
Expenses paid trip to Live Design International (LDI) Trade Show and Conference for professional development, continuing education, product research, and networking.
Skills
Wholehog (1000, 2, 2PC) ETC Console (Experssion, Obsession, Ion) Vectorworks (2016) Lightwrite 5
WYSIWYG Moving Lights (High End, Varilite, Martin) Basic Audio Operation Basic Rigging
Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) Stagecraft/Carpentry Tennessee Driver’s License Current US Passport
References (Contact Information On Request)
Bill Russell Gary C. Hoff Alan Hicks Rene D. Copeland
Lyricist/Librettist/Director Resident Scenic Designer Director Director/Artistic Director