August 2022- Present
Management of all technical concerns for the Theatre program including planning, budget management, scenic design and construction. Management of over hire and student workers.
August 2022- Present
Classes taught include- Scenic Design, Intro to Design (Scenic, costume, lighting, sound), Drawing and Rendering for the Theatre 1 and 2, Welcome Backstage
August 2019 - May 2022
Scenic Design MFA Resident, Temple University
Education of undergraduate students in areas of technical theatre and design. Courses taught include Welcome Backstage and Scenic Design. I was responsible for updating and redesigning Welcome Backstage to be taught virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year. Then, taking the successful elements of the remote modality, I developed the class into a hybrid model that successfully engages each student based on their individual learning style; i.e.- asynchronous, synchronous remote, or with live hands on demonstrations.
August 2015 - August 2021
Adjunct Professor, Eastern University
I developed the class, Stagecraft and Design, from the ground up. Through lectures and hands on demonstrations, it introduced students to the technical elements of the Theatre process. It also served as the basis of training for the student workers. Most students who took the class had no prior theatre experience, and the class was designed to be rewarding for this demographic, as well as the more experienced theatre students. During the 2020-2021 academic year I successfully redesigned this class to be taught asynchronously. Technical Director
August 2015 - August 2019
Management of all technical concerns for the Performing Arts Division including planning, budget management, scenic design and construction, lighting, sound reinforcement, projection, stage management, management of Front of House including the training of Box Office and House Management workers. I implemented the hiring and training of Federal Work Study students as backstage and production staff.
August 20165 - Present
Springfield School District
Responsible for the design, build and execution of the scenery for main stage and second stage productions. Management and training of the student workers to ensure a safe and rewarding experience.
August 2006 - June 2008
Walnut Street Theater
In addition to building scenic elements and properties for multiple simultaneous shows, my responsibilities included mentoring up to three apprentices on proper building techniques and practices.
Management of a crew of 7 to 12 people that ran live performances on up to 3 stages simultaneously. The majority of crew members were young aspiring theatre technicians of either high school or college age. As their manager it was my responsibility to mentor them through the process of setting up and running live performances.