Curriculum Vita

EDUCATION

1997 M.F.A., Scenic Design, Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota

1994 B.A., Cum Laude, Theatre, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2002 Large Scale Perspective Drawing for Scenic ArtistsCobalt Studios, White Lake, New York

2003 Summer Scene PaintingCobalt Studios, White Lake, New York

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Lighting Design

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 195 Northern Mass./New Hampshire

United States Institute for Theatre Technology

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2012 Committee MemberUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Nominations Committee

2011 Committee MemberUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Nominations Committee

2012 CommissionerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission 

2011 CommissionerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission

2010 CommissionerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission 

2009 CommissionerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission

2008 CommissionerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission

2007 CommissionerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission

2006 Vice-Commissioner for ProgrammingUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology,
Lighting Commission. National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, March 2006

2005 Vice-Commissioner for ProgrammingUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology,
Lighting Commission. National Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2005

2004 Adult Volunteer CoordinatorUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology,
Lighting Commission. National Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2004

2003 Adult Volunteer CoordinatorUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology,
Lighting Commission. National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2003

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2009 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2009

2008 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Houston, Texas, March 2008

2007 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2007

2006 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, March 2006

2005 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2005

2004 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2004

2003 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2003

2002 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2002

2001 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2001

2001 RespondantAmerican College Theatre Festival, Midwest Region

2000 Portfolio ReviewerUnited States Institute for Theatre Technology, Lighting Commission.
National Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 2000

2000 RespondantAmerican College Theatre Festival, Midwest Region

SCENIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE-SELECTED CREDITS

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS

Stickball Productions, Medford, Massachusetts, performances at Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (World Premiere)

The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
A Moon for the Misbegotten

Boston Playwright’s Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Five Down One Across

Boston Children’s Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Miss Nelson is Missing

The Worcester Foothills Theatre CompanyWorchester, Massachusetts
Moonlight and Magnolias
Tea at Five
Witness for the Prosecution
 

Company One, Boston, Massachusetts
Assassins

Theatre On Fire, Boston, Massachusetts
Wake up and Smell the Coffee

Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria, Minnesota
The Ice Fishing Play
Little Shop of Horrors
1940’s Radio Hour
The Diary of Anne Frank
Hello Dolly
Of Mice and Men
Grease
Plaza Suite
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Revenge of the Space Pandas
Brigadoon

The Nerd
Charley’s Aunt
Dial M for Murder
The Sound of Music
The Foreigner
Ten Little Indians
The Philadelphia Story
The Ransom of Red Chief
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Man Who Came to Dinner
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Miracle Worker
Fiddler on the Roof

Actor’s Guild of Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Over the River and Through the Woods

Heritage Theatre, Maplewood, Minnesota
The Boys Next Door

ACADEMIC CREDITS

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Scapin

Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts
Pippen
Fuddy Meers
Carnival

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
Top Girls
The Shape of Things

Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts
Twelfth Night

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
The Odyssey
Dracula
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
All My Sons

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Richard Corey

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Fences
Romeo and Juliet
Fall Orchesis Dance Concert
The Nerd
Off the Map
Little Shop of Horrors
Spring Orchesis Dance Concert
Saving Grace
Breaking Legs
The Female Version of the Odd Couple

University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Actor’s Nightmare
The Hot l Baltimore
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
The Miss Firecracker Contest
The Shadow Box

Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota
The Member of the Wedding
The Miser
Assassins

LIGHTING DESIGN EXPERIENCE-SELECTED CREDITS

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS

Boston Children’s Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Year with Frog and Toad
Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse
The Drowsy Chaperone

The Wedding Singer
Fame
Rent
Into the Woods

Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Toms’ Wealth
25th Anniversary Concert

Deborah Abel Dance Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Calling to You
The Beauty Road

World Music/CRASHarts, Boston, Massachusetts
Ten’s the Limit 2008 (Local Boston Choreographers Showcase)
Ten’s the Limit 2007

The Worcester Foothills Theatre Company
, Worchester, Massachusetts
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Miracle Worker

The Providence Black Repertory Company, Providence, Rhode Island
Yellowman

The Publick Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Copenhagen
The Beard of Avon
Arcadia
Comedy of Errors


Theatre L’Homme Dieu
, Alexandria, Minnesota
Hello Dolly
Grease
Plaza Suite
Annie
Death by Chocolate
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Once Upon a Mattress
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The Apollo Professional Theatre, Peoria, Illinois
Proof

Actor’s Guild of Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Old Log Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Perfect Wedding
Funny Money

Heritage Theatre Company, St. Paul, Minnesota
Music Man
Godspell

ACADEMIC CREDITS

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Scapin
Diversity in Motion, Spring Dance Concert


Endicott College
, Beverly, Massachusetts
Fuddy Meers

Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Liberators
Urinetown
The Golden Ass
E-College-G Bowl Live -World Premiere Children’s Show

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard Contemporary Dance Ensemble Concert
2005 Harvard/Radcliffe Dance Company Fall Concert
Dancer’s Viewpointe V 

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
Big River
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Jesus Christ Superstar

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
The Colored Museum
Antigone

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Fences
Romeo and Juliet
Fall Orchesis Dance Concert
The Nerd
Off the Map
Little Shop of Horrors
Spring Orchesis Dance Concert
Saving Grace
Breaking Legs
The Female Version of the Odd Couple

University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Actor’s Nightmare
The Robber Bridegroom
The Glass Menagerie

Century College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Antigone
Treasure Island
Cinderella

Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota
The Voice of the Prairie
Sherlock’s Last Case
The Shadow Box
Our Country’s Good
The Miser

SCENIC ART EXPERIENCE-SELECTED CREDITS

PROFESSIONAL SCENIC ART FOR THEATRE AND OPERA-SELECTED CREDITS

Cyco Scenic (Professional Scenic Studio), Boston, Massachusetts
Scenic Artist.  Car Talk, The Musical!!!  Suffolk University/Underground Railway Theatre, Cambridge MA, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Anything Goes.  Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Photograph 51.  The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  La Perichole.  New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Dr. FaustusSuffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Car Talk, The Musical!!!  Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  The Magic Flute.  New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Hysteria.  The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Orpheus in the Underworld.  Central City Opera, Cental City, Colorado
Charge Artist.  The Lady With All the Answers.  The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Into the Woods. Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Not Enough Air.  The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  The Caretaker.  The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Lucia di Lammermoor.  Central City Opera, Cental City, Colorado
Charge Artist.  Rinaldo.  Central City Opera, Cental City, Colorado
Charge Artist.  Blood Wedding. Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. Trouble in Tahiti. New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. The Medium. New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. The Cherry Orchard. The Nora Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. A Christmas Carol. Hanover Theater, Worcester, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. Romeo and Juliet. North Shore Music Theater, Beverly, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. The Rape of Lucretia. Central City Opera, Cental City, Colorado
Charge Artist. Theatre Grand Drape. Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines, Iowa
Scenic Artist. Otello. Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines, Iowa. Charge Artist: Trish Green
Scenic Artist. Carmen. Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines, Iowa. Charge Artist: Trish Green

Company One, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. Assassins.

The Huntington Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Scenic Artist. Love’s Labour’s Lost. Charge Artist: Roberto Gallo. Director: Nicholas Martin

Theatre On Fire, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Wake up and Smell the Coffee

Actor’s Guild of Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky
Charge Artist.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Charge Artist.  Over the River and Through the Woods

Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria, Minnesota
Charge Artist.  The Ice Fishing Play
Charge Artist.  Little Shop of Horrors
Charge Artist.  1940’s Radio Hour
Charge Artist.  The Diary of Anne Frank
Charge Artist.  Hello Dolly
Charge Artist.  Of Mice and Men
Charge Artist.  Grease
Charge Artist.  Plaza Suite
Charge Artist.  The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Charge Artist.  Revenge of the Space Pandas
Charge Artist.  Brigadoon
Charge Artist.  The Nerd
Charge Artist.  Charley’s Aunt
Charge Artist.  Dial M for Murder
Charge Artist.  The Sound of Music
Charge Artist.  The Foreigner
Charge Artist.  Ten Little Indians
Charge Artist.  The Philadelphia Story
Charge Artist.  The Ransom of Red Chief
Charge Artist.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Charge Artist.  The Man Who Came to Dinner
Charge Artist.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Charge Artist.  The Miracle Worker
Charge Artist.  Fiddler on the Roof

PROFESSIONAL SCENIC ART FOR FILM and TELEVISION-SELECTED CREDITS

2013    Feature Film “Grown Ups 2″ Columbia Pictures
Scenic Artist.

2012    Feature Film “That’s My Boy” Columbia Pictures
Scenic Artist.

2012    Feature Film “Here Come the Boom” Columbia Pictures
Scenic Artist.

Feature Film “Knight and Day” Twentieth Century Fox
Scenic Artist.

Feature Film “Locked In” Peninsular Media
Scenic Artist.

Feature Film “The Women” Picturehouse Entertainment
Scenic Artist

Feature Film “My Best Friend’s Girl” Lionsgate Pictures
Scenic Artist

WGBH (Television), Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist. Floor for Summer Fundraiser at WGBH.

ACADEMIC SCENIC ART-SELECTED CREDITS

University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  Pippen
Charge Artist.  Fuddy Meers
Charge Artist.  Carnival

Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
Charge Artist.  The Shape of Things

Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
Charge Artist.  The Odyssey
Charge Artist.  Dracula
Charge Artist.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Charge Artist.  All My Sons

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Charge Artist.  As You Like It
Charge Artist.  Antigone
Charge Artist.  A Little Night Music
Charge Artist.  Richard Corey

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Charge Artist.  Fences
Charge Artist.  Romeo and Juliet
Charge Artist.  Fall Orchesis Dance Concert
Charge Artist.  The Nerd
Charge Artist.  Off the Map
Charge Artist.  Little Shop of Horrors
Charge Artist.  Spring Orchesis Dance Concert
Charge Artist.  Saving Grace
Charge Artist.  Breaking Legs
Charge Artist.  The Female Version of the Odd Couple

University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina
Charge Artist.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Charge Artist.  The Hot l Baltimore
Charge Artist.  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Charge Artist.  The Miss Firecracker Contest
Charge Artist.  The Shadow Box

Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota
Charge Artist.  The Member of the Wedding
Charge Artist.  A Chorus Line
Charge Artist.  The Miser
Charge Artist.  Assassins

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2011-present University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Faculty, Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager, Design Advisor, Scenic Art Advisor
Courses Taught: Stagecraft, Workshop in Drama
Committees:  Department Curriculum Committee, Department Personnel Committee, Advising Committee  General Academic Building/Performing Arts Spaces

2006-11  Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
Faculty, Designer, Design Advisor, Scenic Art Advisor
Courses Taught: Drafting I, Drafting II, Rendering I, Rendering II, Stagecraft: Scene Painting, Stagecraft: Set Construction, Directed Study Projects

2009-11 Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts
Faculty, Designer
Courses Taught: Introduction to Theatre Technology, Introduction to Theatre Design

2006 Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
(Sabbatical Replacement) Faculty, Designer, Design Advisor, Technical Director
Courses Taught: Play Production, Practicum

2005 Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Massachusetts
Faculty
Courses Taught: Behind the Scenes-Theatre Architecture

2002-04 Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
Faculty, Designer, Technical Director, Design Advisor
Courses Taught: Computer Aided Drafting for Theatre-Vectorworks, Scene Painting, Creative Processes, Stagecraft, Advanced Stagecraft, Practicum

2001-02 University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Faculty, Designer, Scenic Charge Artist, Design Advisor
Courses Taught: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Lighting and Sound Technology, Introduction to Design, Practicum

2000-01 Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Faculty, Designer, Design Advisor
Courses Taught: Stagecraft, Lighting Design, Practicum

1997-00 University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina
Faculty, Designer, Production Manager, Design Advisor
Courses Taught: Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Scene Painting, Lighting Technology, Stagecraft, Introduction to Theatre

1997 Century College, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Faculty, Designer
Course Taught: Introduction to Theatre

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2012    Television “Making Stuff: Hunting the Elements” Nova, PBS
Props Construction.

2012    Documentary “How to Find Your Dragon” Dreamworks Entertainment
Props Design and Construction.

2010    Boston Children’s Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Production Manager.  Summer Studios 2010: The Wedding SingerThe Drowsy Chaperone

2010    Boston Children’s Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Production Manager.  The Diary of Anne Frank

2009    Boston Children’s Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Technical Director.  The Velveteen Rabbit

2006      The Publick Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Lighting Designer/Production Manager/Technical Director

2004-06  Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lighting Designer/Production Supervisor for Dance; Associate Technical Director for Harvard Undergraduate Theatre

2002-04  Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria, Minnesota
Associate Artistic Director/Co-Company Manager

1996-97  The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carpenter

1996       Vee Coporation (Seseme Street Live), Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carpenter

1996       Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria, Minnesota
Technical Director

1993-94  County Stearns Theatrical Company, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Scenic/Lighting Designer/Technical Director

PUBLICATIONS

EXECUTIVE EDITOR/FOUNDER

2003-10 Publication: The Painter’s Journal. A Forum and Resource for Scenic Artists.
present Issues Edited: Volume 1, Numbers 1-3; Volume 2, Numbers 1-3; Volume 3, Numbers 1-3;
Volume 4, Numbers 1-3; Volume 5, Numbers 1-3; Volume 6, Numbers 1-3; Volume 7, Numbers 1-3

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

2006. Developing and Maintaining a Design-Tech Portfolio. A Guide for Theatre, Film & TV.
Author: Rafael Jaen. Publisher: Focal Press, Boston, Massachusetts

ARTICLES PUBLISHED

April 2006.  Lighting Looks at Louisville. Publication: USITT Sightlines

March 2006.  Lighting Commission Outlines Louisville Activities. Publication: USITT Sightlines

October 2005.  Lighting Session Lineup, Award Winner Announced. Publication: USITT Sightlines

April 2005. Lighting Looks Back at Toronto, Ahead to Louisville. Publication: USITT Sightlines

February 2005.  Lighting Shines in Toronto. Publication: USITT Sightlines

October 2005.  Lighting Session Lineup. Publication: USITT Sightlines

PRESENTATIONS

2012 Session Chair, Lighting Design and Technology Commission Meeting I, United States Institute for Theater Technology,
National Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2012

2008 Panel Chair, Designing with LEDs, United States Institute for Theater Technology,
National Conference, Houston, Texas, March 2008

2006 Presenter/Panel Chair, Lighting for Museums, United States Institute for Theater Technology, National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, March 2006

2004 Presenter/Panel Chair, How’s the Weather?, United States Institute for Theater Technology,
National Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2004

2004 Presenter, Scenic Art Techniques, Missouri State Thespian Festival,
Annual Festival, Columbia, Missouri, January 2004

2003 Presenter/Panel Chair, Alternative Lighting Careers, United States Institute for Theater Technology,
National Conference, Long Beach, California, March 2003

RELATED SKILLS

Welding, Scenic Art, Furniture Artisan, Stained Glass Artisan, Vectorworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe InDesign, Architectural Lighting

AWARDS

Elliot Norton Award, Best Production 2005, Arcadia. The Publick Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Raymond A. Smith Award, Best Scenic Design 2001-02, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Lexington, Kentucky