I currently work at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga, where I am the faculty Technical Director. In this capacity, I supervise and work with student crews to achieve the design requirements of our season, maintain our two theaters and our scene shop. Our proscenium space is equipped with 8 JR Clancy Powerlift hoists, as well as single purchase line sets. Our shop is mainly set up for wooden scenery construction, but every now and then steel is required. I teach my students the skills they need to complete the tasks for any particular show, whether it’s traditional scenery rigging, welding, or how to use vacuum forming. Additionally, I occasionally get to take a break from being the TD by training my students in Autocad and letting them take the reins of a show, mentoring and supporting them. What my résumé does not show is my calm demeanor. I am comfortable with handling unpredictable situations. I can learn and develop new procedures rapidly, and I approach problems creatively to find solutions. In addition, as a member of United States Institute of Theatre Technology, I have access to information concerning the newest safety procedures and stage technology.
Bachelor of Arts North Dakota State University Theatre Arts & Classical Languages 2003-2008
Master of Fine Arts Florida State University Technical Production 2009-2012
PSST 2015 This season was Les Miserables, The Little Mermaid, and Always… Patsy Cline. We did a few different fun projects for this show, including projections. We made a musical instrument called a trine for Les Mis, and our handy airlift casters made a return. We put together a performer flying rig for a couple of scenes in The Little Mermaid, a few more LED projects, as well as a collapsible boat.
The Full Monty Technical Director: Ree Seminole Scenic Designer: Ariel Emmerson Arches.pdf – Units that stretched across the stage. DS Arch.pdf – Units that stretched across the stage. Budget Breakout.pdf – Description of all the scenery units, including budget numbers. FM Lineset Schedule 11-18.pdf – Lineset Schedule. Full Monty budget Pass 3.pdf – Final Budget. Full Monty Build calendar.pdf – Build Calendar. Full Monty Budget Pass 1.pdf – Preliminary Budget.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Carpenter: Ree Seminole Scenic Designer: Joe Dodd Technical Director: Dan Anteau Trollwood Final.dwg – I made this drawing for a central element for the show.
Anything Goes Assistant Technical Director: Ree Seminole Scenic Designer: Jack Mehler Grill wall topper.pdf – Drawings generated for a steel fabrication shop. Grill wall topper2.pdf – Drawings generated for a steel fabrication shop.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Technical Director: Ree Seminole Scenic Designer: Robert Wolin Lineset Schedule from Lighting for IYGAMAC 10-26-10.pdf – Lineset Schedule. Mouse cookie build calendar.pdf – Build Calendar.
Hamlet Assistant Technical Director: Ree Seminole Scenic Designer: Ola Kraszpulska Hamletree 1-6 4x8x1.pdf – Steel framed slipstage. Hamletree 1-6 Automation.pdf – Layout of automation elements. Hamletree 1-6 Tracking Boxes.pdf – Turnaround box for automation.
The Cherry Orchard Technical Director: Ree Seminole Scenic Designer: Kathryn Kawecki Cherry Orcahrd Final.dwg – My Autocad of the show. Daily To Do Sheets.xls – A file of the daily tasks, one for each day of the build. I got the format from DJ Haugen. Paper.pdf – This is a calender and paper I made chronicling my Final Project. Timetable.xls – This is when all the workers were available
Blenders The Blenders are an acapella group and they hired us to build some scenery for them. Blenders Work.xls – This is an excel of time and material. We got paid 500 for our time and up to 500 for material. Blenders Final.dwg – I made this drawing of the scenery.