Resume

Alexander Michaels

 

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design/Technical Directing and Music Composition

Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA                                                         Seena Marcus Arts Scholarship Award

 

Work Experience:

Parkland School District (January 2015 – Present)

·       Technical Director/Scenic Designer

o   Into the Woods, Our Town, Titanic, Boeing Boeing, Seussical, Pippin, Pride and Prejudice, Annie Jr., The Hunchback of Notre Dame

·       Facilities Manager

o   Perform tasks including capital purchase of facilities, tool maintenance, and maintenance of sound, lighting, and rigging systems.

·       Lighting and Sound Designer

o   Our Town, Titanic, Boeing Boeing, Seussical, Pippin, Pride and Prejudice, Annie Jr., The Hunchback of Notre Dame

·       Stagecraft instructor

o   Teach students a variety of skills including theatre safety, basic carpentry, scenic, sound and lighting design, scenic painting, rigging, sound effect creation, model making, prop making, and drafting.

Civic Theatre of Allentown (August 2015 – February 2018)

·       Technical Director

o   Addams Family, A Christmas Carol, On Golden Pond, Assassin’s, God of Carnage, Carrie: The Musical, Nine to Five, Angels in America parts 1 and 2, The Santaland Diaries

·       Scenic Designer

o   On Golden Pond, A Christmas Carol, Nine to Five, Rock of Ages

·       Facilities Manager

o   Upkeep of all utilities and general maintenance of the theatre and its technical systems.

Alex Michaels Design LLC (September 2015 – Present)

·       Creation of set designs, technical drafts, scenic painting, etc for theatres across the state.

·       Technical Director and scenic design for The Rimers of Eldritch off Broadway – Dir. Larry Singer

·       Technical Director, scenic and light design, props master for Dog Sees God off Broadway

Muhlenberg College (August 2011 – May 2017)

·       Master Carpenter

o   Avenue Q, Hello Dolly, Grim, A Chorus Line, Spamalot, Gruff, Seussical, Bourgeoisie Pig

·       Scenic Designer

o   Hrosvitha, The Love of Don Perlimplin in the Garden, Out Loud: Three Short Plays, This is a Chair

·       Carpenter

o   Hair, My Fair Lady

 

Special Skills:

·       Extensive knowledge in the utilization of AutoCad, Vector Works, QLab and Google Sketchup

·       Experience in hand drafting

·       Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

·       Basic experience in welding

·       Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations

·       Knowledge of rigging practices

 

References:

Damon Gelb - Technical Director, dgelb@muhlenberg.edu, 610-704-1840

Mark Stutz - Parkland Arts Administrator, stutzm@parklandsd.org, 610-351-5665

Will Morris - Asst. Artistic Director / Prod. Manager, will@civictheatre.org, 704-609-5342