Blue Eyes Designs

Resumé

Current and Recent Projects

PAC Technical Director, Harper College, Palatine, IL (July 2016 – present)

American Idiot, Elgin Community College (July, 2017)
TBA (name withheld by licensing company), Metropolis Performing Arts Center (September, 2017)

Lighting Design Credits

2017
Avenue Q, Elgin Community College
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Metropolis Performing Arts Center

2016
The 39 Steps, Metropolis Performing Arts Center

2015
Private Lives, Metropolis Performing Arts Center
A Midsummer Night’s Dream and other works, Rockford Dance Company

2014
The Nutcracker, Rockford Dance Company
The Diary of Anne Frank, Elgin Community College
Dial ‘M’ for Murder, Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Ruby Jubilee, Rockford Dance Company

Prospero from CAA's The Tempest
2013
The Nutcracker, Rockford Dance Company
Blithe Spirit, Elgin Community College
BOLD MOVES, Rockford Dance Company

2012
Machinal, Elgin Community College
The Ritz, Circle Theatre
Metamorphoses, Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA)
The Ritz, Circle Theater

2011
A Christmas Carol, CAA
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, CAA
The Tempest, CAA
The Women, Circle Theatre – Jeff Recommended

2010
A Christmas Carol, Chicago Academy for the Arts
Grease, Chicago Academy for the Arts
The Philadelphia Story, Circle Theatre – Jeff RecommendedAll That Dance 2009
Dance Concert 2010, All That Dance
Fabulous Feet, McCarthy School of Dance

2009
Broken Eggs, Elgin Community College
Dance Concert 2009, All That Dance
Fabulous Feet , McCarthy School of Dance
City of Angels, Chicago Academy for the Arts

2008
Dancing at the Revolution, Thunder&Lightning
The Producers, Up & Coming Theatre
Escanaba in Love, Circle Theatre –Jeff Recommended
Rent: School Edition, Up & Coming Theatre
Dance Concert 2008, All That Dance
Dance Concert 2008, McCarthy School of Dance
BOY, Circle Theatre – Jeff Recommended

2007
Gypsy, Highland Park Players
Up ‘N Under, Circle Theatre

Baltimore Waltz2006
Tent Meeting, Circle Theatre
Pippin, Circle Theatre
Baltimore Waltz, Knox College
The Exonerated, Knox College

2005
Noises Off!, Knox College, Noises Off!
Journeys, Midwest Dance Group, Journeys
“Through the Eyes of the Raven”, Knox College
Eastern Standard, Knox College
Round Dance, Knox College
Waiting for Godot, Knox College

2004
Reflection(s), Back & to the Left Productions (co-design/Master Electrician)

Selected Other Production Credits

2015
Production Coordinator, To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, Elgin Community College

2014
Lighting and Sound, 2014 Gala, Heartland Voices

2011
Lighting and Sound, A Night at the Movies (2011 Gala), Heartland Voices
Master Electrician, Guys and Dolls, Elgin Community College
Scenic Designer, Bedroom Farce, Elgin Community College

2010
Master Electrician, Ajax, Elgin Community College
Lighting and Sound, Oh, What a Night! (2010 Gala), Heartland Voices
Mentor Master Electrician, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elgin Comm. College
Master Electrician, Company, Elgin Community College
Master Electrician, Suessical, Elgin Community College

2009
Lighting and Sound, Sentimental Journey (2009 Gala), Heartland Voices
Master Electrician, Godspell, Elgin Community College
Scenic Design, Inherit the Wind, Crystal Lake South High School

2008
Lighting and Sound, One Enchanted Evening (2008 Gala), Heartland Voices
Scenic Design, Arsenic and Old Lace, Crystal Lake South High School

2007
Master Electrician, The Little Mermaid, Illinois Youth Dance Theatre

2006
Stage Manager, Tales of the Lost Formicans, Circle Theatre
Run Crew, Twelfth Night, Noble Fool Theatricals

2005
Production Manager, Spring Dance Concert, Knox College
Stage Manager, The Vagina Monologues, Knox College

Past Employment Experience

House Technician/Head of Sound/IT Analyst, Metropolis Performing Arts Center

Associate Production Manager/Lighting Director, Under the Streetlamp

Technical Theatre Coordinator, Fermilab

Event Coordinator, Elgin Community College

Administrative Assistant, Northwest Suburban United Way

Technical Crew, The Raue Center for the Arts

Knox College Department of Theatre and Dance

  • – Facilities Management Assistant
  • – Production Manager
  • – Scenic and Lighting Teaching Assistant

Event and Facilities Crew, Woodstock Opera House

Graphic Designer,  The Knox Student

Summer Support Staff,  IMSA Computing and Network Services

Help Desk Technician, Knox College Computer Center

Education

Knox College; Galesburg, IL – B.A: Theatre (Tech.) – 2006

  • – Dean’s List 2002-2006
  • – Two-time recipient, Jean Bloomquist McBath Memorial Production Award for excellence in design in Studio Theatre
  • – Published, “Lighting Design for Eastern Standard”, Catch, Knox College’s literary magazine

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy – 2002

  • – Illinois State Scholar

Skills

– Lighting programming on ETC, Colortran and Strand lighting consoles
– Intermediate skill FOH audio and monitors on analog audio consoles
– Intermediate skill running Yamaha and digiDesign digital audio consoles
– LightWright 5, VectorWorks 2012, WirelessWorkbench 5
– Adobe Creative Suite, Quark, MS Office, iLife, iWork
– Hand drafting, electrical trouble-shooting and maintenance, scenic construction
– Advanced user of most major computer operating systems
– Computer network set-up and maintenance