Technical Director and Production Manager – Benjamin D MacKrell

Resume posted by bmackrel in Arts and Culture.
Desired position type: Any.

bmackrel@gmail.com
Tel:
5187888764
http://benjamin-mackrell.tumblr.com/
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bmackrel

Summary

After four wonderful years in Hawaii, I am back on the mainland to pursue greater artistic opportunities and be closer to my family.

Specialties

  • Scenic Design

Skills

  • Acting
  • Event Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Lighting Design
  • Performing Arts
  • Problem Solving
  • Production Budgeting
  • Rigging
  • Sound Design
  • Stage Carpentry
  • Stage Crew
  • Stage Management
  • Team Management
  • Theater
  • Trucking
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Welding

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

Goucher College, Baltimore, MD: Graduated May, 2006 with B.A. in Theatre Arts. Marvin Perry Academic Achievement Scholarship Recipient.

Saratoga Springs High School, Saratoga Springs, NY: Graduated 2002. New York State Regents Graduate with Honors.

Experience

September 2008 to October 2012 – Technical Director at Manoa Valley Theater
Honolulu, HI
• Construction of 6 main stage shows per season, as well as rentals and Studio Series
productions
• Set design of one show per season
• Serve as technical liaison for fundraisers and special events
• Perform maintenance of theater spaces and manage contractors
• Configuring of the stage/audience platforming, maintaining stock of stage set units and scene shop equipment
• Organization and upkeep of props, lighting, hospitality, landscaping, and office areas
• Coordinate staff, guest designers and volunteers

Summer 2010 – Production Assistant SeeShell Productions
Honolulu, HI
• Built set dressing for Capital One Barbarians commercial

Fall 2006 to Summer 2008 – Assistant Admissions and Retail Manager at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Baltimore, MD
• Interim manager during the grand opening
• Served as Museum Docent
• Assisted in developing the museum admissions and rentals procedures
• Developed POS tracking system
• Developed stocking and staffing, and training procedures
• Oversaw store event programming
• Worked with the Educational Tour Coordinator to develop the educational tour program
• Developed and maintained the museum’s online presence
• Assisted in gallery design

Fall 2006 – Fall 2007 – Technical Director at Fells Point Corner Theater
Baltimore, MD
• Lighting, sound, and set designer for many productions
• Coordinated builds on both stages
• Managed budget
• Translated concepts from directors and designers into completed sets
• Managed volunteers
• Worked closely with board members to coordinate resources
• Coordinated outreach program for the community, classes, and theater groups in residence

Summer 2006 – Technical Director & Master Carpenter at Cockpit in the Court Theater
Essex, MD
• Technical Director for Cabaret stage and Children’s Theater
• Occasionally managed Main Stage productions and worked closely with the Main Stage Technical Director
• Translated concepts from designers into completed sets
• Managed stage carpenters
• Managed purchase orders for Children’s and Cabaret stages

Fall 2004 – Spring 2006 – Scenic Shop Foreman for the Mildred Dunnock Theater
Goucher College Baltimore, MD
• Assistant to the Technical Director
• Managed student builds
• Lighting, set, or sound designer for several shows
• Managed shop workers and volunteers
• Organized set dressings and storage

Summers of 2004 & 2005 – Summer Laborer at SCA Tissue North America
South Glens Falls, NY
• Rotating shift work position in towel, napkin, and supply departments • Solo management of large paper product manufacturing machines

Fall 2003 – Spring 2004 – Scenic Shop Technician for the Mildred Dunnock Theater
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
•Assisted in the design, planning, and execution of all technical aspects of the main stage performances

AWARDS

•Set Designer for Little Shop Of Horrors, awarded a Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding set design in 2011
•Hawaii State Theatre Council Adjudicator Special Award for Technical Direction for A Christmas Carol in 2010
•Set Designer for Sleuth, awarded a Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding set design in 2010
•Set Designer for Tuesdays with Morrie, awarded a Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding set design in 2009
•Lighting Designer for Sight Unseen, awarded “Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play” in 2006 by Broadwayworld.com
•Technical Director for Spring Awakening, Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding overall musical in 2012
•Technical Director for Avenue Q, Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding overall musical in 2011
•Technical Director for August: Osage County, Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding set design in 2011
•Technical Director for Once Upon One Time, Hawaii State Theatre Council Po’okela award for outstanding overall musical in 2010

 

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