Gregory J. Marshall

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Desired position type: Full-Time

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I am relocating to the New Haven area in early October and am eager to find out about job opportunities in local theatre. Since August of 2002, I have served as Technical Director of the Wilhoit Theatre at Drury University. Drury’s theatre program consists of about seventy students and eight faculty and adjunct faculty members. Each season, we mount three straight plays and one musical on our main stage, and one smaller production in our studio black box theatre. We also do two touring productions, our Broadway Cabaret musical revue and our Shakespeare in the Schools, which takes a bare-bones abridged literary masterpiece on tour to local high schools in the spring. We feature a playwriting competition every other year and produce the top two submissions, and last semester boasted a first-time partnership with a historical downtown theatre. I am very proud of the growth I’ve witnessed and helped to foster in the past ten years.

Being the only full-time staff member has allowed me to remain very hands-on with respect to everything we do on a daily basis. I have been very active in the building of special props and furniture, scenic painting, scenic design, and lighting design at Drury. I teach our students the values of craftsmanship and pride, and I try to teach it by example. I strive to create a positive, collaborative work environment in which people can take advantage of their strengths. In addition, I am a general problem-solver and a creative and forward thinker.


Bachelor of Arts, Drury University, Springfield, MO, August 1998
Major: Theatre
Minor: Studio Art


•Technical Director, Wilhoit Theatre
Drury University, Springfield, MO
August 2002 – present
oResponsible for all technical areas in a six productions season, in multiple venues
oGenerate construction drawings from designers’ elevations, renderings, and models
oSupervise and teach students in a practicum environment; create and delegate work assignments; demonstrate proper tool usage and maintenance; demonstrate painting techniques; ensure safe working conditions
oPrioritize work assignments according to production deadlines
oCoordinate installations with class schedules
oCompile materials lists and purchase construction materials
oRecognize and foster student talent and proficiency
oPerform general maintenance and repairs on shop tools and lighting instruments, and organize, store, maintain, and repair stock scenery, props, and furniture

•Scene Shop Supervisor/Properties Master
Summer Tent Theatre, Missouri State University, Springfield MO
May 2006 – August 2006 (Scene Shop Supervisor)
oManaged and coordinated a five carpenter, full-time crew for three summer stock equity productions
oEnsured proper and accurate building from construction drawings
oDelegated work assignments
oMaintained safety, organization, and cleanliness standards
May 2005 – August 2005 (Properties Master)
oGenerated props list for three summer stock equity productions
oCreated or otherwise located and/or purchased props
oCoordinated with directors/scenic designers regarding prop specifications
oEnsured suitable hand props for rehearsals

Bill’s Custom Woodworks, Inc., Willard, MO
February 1999 – March 2002
oBuilt from and drafted technical drawings
oMilled, shaped, sanded, and assembled cabinet doors and face frames; delivered and installed cabinets
oGenerated lists of door and drawer sizes for each particular job
oAcquired specifications for built-in appliances from manufacturers and retailers to custom design cabinets
oConsulted with customers to reproduce specific styles of cabinetry from photographs, sketches, or descriptions
oOrganized and filed customer and contractor orders, answered telephones, other light office work

•Assistant Shop Supervisor, Wilhoit Theatre
Drury University, Springfield, MO
August 1995 – May 1998
oEnsured proper, safe, and economical building and painting of sets by student workers
oTaught correct handling and use of hand and power tools
oDemonstrated building and painting techniques
oSupervised hang and focus of lighting instruments from drafted plots
oResearched, designed or built from plans, special set and hand props
oProvided an overall safe, productive, and enjoyable work environment


  • •Carpentry
  • •Layouts
  • •Prop Building
  • •Scenic Painting

Groups & Associations

    Alpha Psi Omega National Honorary Theatre Fraternity

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