Teaching Experience

  

Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film 2007 to Present University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Classes taught:
Graduate and Undergraduate levels of Lighting Design I, II, and III;
Sound Design I and II.

Department duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Maintain lighting and sound production budgets.
  2. Oversee shop staff and grad. asst. supervisors.
  3. Mentor student designers for all productions.
  4. Faculty search committee for Scenic Designer.
  5. Curriculum committee.
  6. Recruitment committee.

Main Stage: Howell Theater

  1. Proscenium Theater with 317 patron capacity.
  2. Fly system includes 18 Vortek computer controlled winches and seven hand line counterweight line sets.
  3. ETC computer controlled lighting system

Second Stage: Studio Theater

  • Black box with innovative grid system with multiple self climbing lighting ‘Pod.’s

  • ETC controlled multi ported DMX network system

Lab Studio Theatre

  • 60’ x 60’ black box theatre used by studio producing organization Theatrix.

Moving light lab

  1. Martin Pro Mac 250 profile and wash units.
  2. Martin Light Jockey software control system
  3. WYSIWYG pre-lighting software

Design and/or Production Credits
Carousel in the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. The Lied Center is Lincoln’s 2,200 seat touring house that is also part of the University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.

 

Pace University 2004 to 2007 New York, NY

 

Assistant Professor of Theater Technology

Recipient of the Project Pericles Grant for Civic Engagement and a NEH Teaching Fellow grant for cooperative education.

 

 

 

 

 

Classes taught:

All levels of lighting & electrics,
sound & acoustics,
stage management,
stagecraft, production crew, and
computer aided drafting.

Department duties and responsibilities include:

1.       Maintain production budgets

2.       Oversee shop supervisors and staff

3.       Mentor student technicians for all productions

4.       Manage stage productions and events

5.       Direct technical services for outside groups

 

Main Stage: Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts

·   Proscenium Theater with 650 patron capacity with full fly system, ETC computer controlled 192 dimmer lighting system, sound system and hydraulic loading dock.

·   Full scene shop

Second Stage: Schaeberle Studio Theater

·   72 seat black box with fixed grid, ETC control with 48 dimmers, sound system, flexible seating system.

 

Design and/or Production Credits  (selected credits)

Into The Woods, Tempest, In The Blood, House & Home,Funny Girl, Ubu Rex, Pippin, Kaspar, and various university events.

 

Publications

USITT Tech Expo: Juried Journal Article.   2005

 

Stage Directions Magazine:

Teaching Non-Stage Lighting         2006

Funny Girl locking wagons              2006

Into the Woods falling effects           2005

 

On-line publication, founder of www.techtheater.org

 

NYC College of Technology, CUNY   Spring ‘06               Brooklyn, NY

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) for Theater Welding class within the Entertainment Technology program. Training includes design and fabrication of stage scenery using mig, gas and arc welding techniques.

 

City College, CUNY, School of Architecture Fall ‘05

                                                          New York, NY

Assistant Professor (Adjunct) for Computers in Architecture, a four credit hour course covering AutoCAD, AutoDesk Architectural Desktop, VectorWorks, Adobe PhotoShop, Rhino3D, Sketchup and the Web.

 

 

Edward R. Murrow High School    1998 to 2004

                                                            Brooklyn, NY

Tenured Faculty of Stage & Set Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Technical Theater. Production designer, design & technical program manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward R. Murrow is an NYC Dept. of Education public high school of 4,000 students with a highly acclaimed magnet arts program. The design/technical program involves over 200 students in 20 annual productions including Broadway style musicals, dance and music concerts, dramas and more.

 

Duties and responsibilities include:

1. Design stage lighting, scenery and sound for all major stage productions, dance concerts and special events.

2. Teach stage lighting and sound, stage and set design, AutoCAD/VectorWorks, stage management, set construction and stage rigging classes.

3. Supervise the design/technical theater major, a five year sequence of study fulfilling requirements for graduation with a New York State Regent’s Diploma. Initiated in 2000.

4. Supervise all technical production events.

 

Main Stage: Joseph Anzalone Theater

·   Proscenium Theater with 1,050 patron capacity with full fly system, ETC computer controlled 192 dimmer lighting system. State of the art 40 channel sound system.

·   Full scene shop, computer lab, drafting lab.

Second Stage: Joseph Papp Studio Theater

·   99 seat black box with fixed grid.

 

Lighting, Sound, Scenic Design and/or Technical Direction Credits: Music Man, Mame, Guys & Dolls, Man Of La Mancha, Candide, Once Upon A Mattress, Anything Goes, Into The Woods, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Fantastiks,  Fiddler On The Roof, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Amadeus, Skin of our Teeth, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Trial by Jury, Waiting for Godot, Rumors.

 

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ                         2002

Workshop Presenter

Conducted the “Tech 101 Workshop” underwritten by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The workshop was authorized by the New Jersey Dept. of Education for staff development credit. Over forty teachers were in attendance. Topic: “How to provide for technical needs on a shoe string budget.”

 

Berkeley Carroll School           1994 to 1999

Brooklyn, NY

Technical Director & Teacher of Design/Tech.

 

Memberships and Certifications

ESTA
USITT

Actor's Equity Association

Stage Managers’ Association

 

New York State Permanent Teaching Licenses:

   Stage & Set Design, Performing Arts/Drama, Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York City Teaching Licenses:

   Stage & Set Design, Technology

 

Education:

1994   MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

                                          Brooklyn College, NY

           Major: Design & Technical Production

 

1994   The Studio School of Stage Design     NJ

           (aka, Lester Polakov Studio)

 

1992-1993 Post Graduate work

     NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, NY

           MFA Design Program

 

1984   BACHELOR IN ARTS DEGREE

                  Bennington College, Bennington, VT

           Major: Drama ~ Lighting Design and

                                      Technical Production

 

1983 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE INSTITUTE

            Stratford upon Avon, England