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I have vast experience in props design and fabrication with a variety of construction skills. I have done design, technical direction, event work, convention work, construction for touring shows, specialty projects, museum work, lead/foreperson work, contract negotiation, and props mastership.
My duties were: To build props from pictures, research, and/or plans.
Oversee the building of props by four other craftpersons.
Maintain shop supplies and safety standards for a six person crew.
Be a liaison between labor and management, work with other departments.
Work with the Shopper/Buyer to obtain shop supplies and materials for building props.
Help maintain the 8000 sq/ft prop warehouse.
I also was on the contract negotiating team representing Labor in contract negotiations between IATSE
Local 13 Shop 2 and The Guthrie Theater
Also a member of the Labor Management committee dealing with issues between labor and
management that fell outside of contract requirements.
I have also worker for KSTP and KSTC television (Minnesota State Fair projects), Pilsbury Playhouse (Prop Master), Center For Hmong Arts and Talent (Prop Master), Minnesota Orchestra (Scene Design, build and Prop Master), St. Croix Valley Summer Theater (Technical Direction), Phipps Center For The Arts (Sets, props, lighting), and other theater/Ballet/ personal props projects.
Skills:Tig welding, carpentry, run crew, rail, metal work, basic lighting, basic electrical, tool repair, shopper, set design, technical direction, basic Mig welding, basic sound, basic lighting design, basic sound design, lead experience, props mastership.
I ran the production and refurb of props for Sesame Street Live Tours. I also build and installed sets for corporate events, museum displays and entertainment events.
Design and technical direct a six show season for an established community theater. Duties included all aspects of the technical end and some building maintenance.
Technical Direction for the Playhouse and a related production company.
A management class that was developed to include class time with a real world applied project associated with each class.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Theater Arts and a minor in Art.