During the 2010 summer season I was the Technical Director for the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the longest running free Shakespeare Festival in the nation. Some of the highlights of that summer include our pond for The Tempest, and our horse, Shadow, in Richard III. I oversaw a wonderful crew of two in the shop most of the time, and had interns from Electrics and Sound rotating in to help on almost a daily basis. Our strike crew (which I also oversaw) consisted of an average of 25 people from all departments. The scene shop also gave a hand to Props and Electrics as often as we could afford the time. It really was a fantastic collaborative experience on all parts.
For two years (2008 and 2009) I was the Technical Director for Cortland Repertory Theatre, a summer-stock in beautiful upstate New York, which runs 6 mainstage shows plus 1 children’s show on a two week rotating rep schedule. I was responsible for a shop crew of 4 (1 ATD, 2 carpenters, and 1 intern), plus 2 performance interns per show on a rotating basis. During strike periods I oversaw a crew of up to 25 at times as all actors in the show were required to help with strike of their show to prepare for load-in, which occurred over the next two nights. Below are my portfolio pages from this experience.