Rebecca Dail
447 Avondale Rd.  Montgomery, AL 36109
Home: (334) 272-0631  Cell: (256)390-9627
rebecca@dailights.com

 
 

EDUCATION

University of Alabama, Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design
Aug. 2002 - May 2005
Received Assistantship for the Graduate Program; duties included: building sets, scenic painting, rigging lights, training and supervision of practicum students. Third year of Graduate Program spent at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as Electrics Intern and Design Assistant.
Design and Crew assignments:

Lighting Designer

Ragtime
Pippin
Dance Alabama!
  (two years)
Alabama Repertory
Dance Theatre  (two years)
West Side
Story
Antigone
Tamer of Horses
Hayfever

Set Designer

The Glass Menagerie

Board Operator

Elixer of Love

Electrics Crew

Dayton Contemporary Dance Co.

Birmingham-Southern College, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Minor in Photography
Sept. 1998 - May 2002
Received work-study in theatre scene shop, sophomore to senior year.  Duties included: building sets and props, rigging lights, scenic painting.  Shop Whip; training and supervision of other students, junior and senior year.  Teaching Assistant for Stagecraft class, junior and senior year.
Design and crew assignments:

Lighting Designer

Marian Faustus, Ph.D
Fallen Angels

Sound Designer /Crew

A Tale of Two Cities
Hamlet: The Musical
 

Stage Manager

Amadeus 

Lift/Revolve Operator

Sweeney Todd

Head Electrician

signor deluso and Daphne at Sea 
Twelfth Night 

ASM/Props Crew

The Scarlet Letter 
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 

Stage Crew

Passion

 
EXPERIENCE

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, AL
Assistant Master Electrician
September 2007 - present
Duties:  Coordinate and implement lighting and special effects for all shows in the Octagon Theatre.  Break down plot and prep show for hang.  Lead all aspects of electrics load-in and focus.  Program board during technical and dress rehearsals.  Run board for all previews and shows.  Lead electrics load-out.  When needed, assist with hang and focus of shows in the Festival Theatre. 
 

Lighting Designer             ASF Academy's The Crucible

Asst. Master Electrician   Winnie the Pooh
                                      Crowns           

Staff Electrician
October 2005 - August 2007
Duties: Assist with electrics work of all shows.  Convert any hand-drawn plots into VectorWorks files.  Update any paperwork as changes are made.  Assist Master Electrician with purchasing and associated paperwork.
 

Lighting Designer             Montgomery AIDS Outreach Benefit
                                     
MFA Showcase
                                     
Southern Writer's Project Festival
                                     
ASF 20th Anniversary Cabaret

Staff Electrician                Menopause the Musical
                                      Fair and Tender Ladies
                                      Doctor Faustus
                                      Richard III
                                      Henry VI Part B
                                      Henry VI Part A
                                      Death of a Salesman
                                      James and the Giant Peach
                                      Gee's Bend
                                      Disney's Beauty and the Beast
                                      Crowns
                                      Honky Tonk Angels
                                      Three Sisters
                                      Trojan Women
                                      Twelfth Night
                                      A Midsummer Night's Dream
                                      Man of LaMancha
                                      To Kill A Mockingbird
                                      Pure Confidence
                                      Treasure Island
                                      Bird Sanctuary
                                      An O. Henry Christmas
                                      A Christmas Carol
 

MFA Design Assistant
August 2004 - May 2005
Internship for third year of graduate education
Duties: Assist with electrics work of all shows.  Convert any hand-drawn plots into VectorWorks files.  Update any paperwork as changes are made.  Act as in-house assistant to all Lighting Designers.  Act as liaison between designers and Master Electrician. 
 

Lighting Designer            Southern Writer's Project Festival

Design Assistant            Taming of the Shrew
                                     All My Sons
                                     Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
                                     As You Like It
                                     The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove
                                     Lily's Purple Plastic Purse
                                     A Christmas Carol
                                     Shirley Valentine

 

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
Lighting Designer
Duties:  Design lighting for show.  Generate necessary paperwork.  Adapt design to travel for competition in the American College Theatre Festival in Mobile, AL, and Americus, GA. 

Oct 2006 - Feb 2007          Urinetown

Blowing Rock Stage Company, Blowing Rock, NC
Lighting Designer
Duties:  Design lighting for show.  Generate necessary paperwork.  Assist with hang and focus of design. Program cues.
 

Sept 2007                        Jan Karon's Journey to Mitford
June 2006                        The Gin Game
July  2006                        I Do! I Do!
 

Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, Loch Sheldrake, NY
Lighting Designer/Electrics Crew

June 2005 - August 2005
June 2004 - August 2004
Duties:  Design lighting for two shows per three-week session in assigned space.  Head hang and focus for my space.  Assist five fellow designers with their hang and focus.  Occasional lighting setup for small shows between, such as Camper Showcase.  Run all dress rehearsals and performances.
Shows designed:

2005:

2004:

  Waiting in the Wings
  The Children's Hour
  Lucky Stiff
  How to Succeed In Business           Without Really Trying
  Jerry's Girls
  Once Upon a Mattress

  Story Theatre
  Under Milkwood
  The Laramie Project
  Cry Havoc
  The Imaginary Invalid
  The Cell

First Tech, Montgomery, AL
Load-In/Load-Out Crew

September 2004
May 2005
Duties:  Assist Sound Crew with load in and load out.  Float to other crews when not needed for Sound.  September show: Family Life.  May show:  Grand Opening of Hyundai Plant.
 

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Scenic carpentry, scenic painting, some welding, AutoCAD, VectorWorks, Lightwright, sound production, teaching/training.  Have worked with the following computer consoles: ETC Impression, ETC Express, ETC Expression, ETC Obsession II

 

REFERENCES
   Chris Armbrister
   Tom Rodman
   Bill Teague
   Andy Fitch
   Matthew Mielke


Program Director, Stagedoor Manor
Master Electrician, A.S.F
Lighting Design Professor, U.A.
Scenic Design Professor, U.A.
Technical Theater Professor, B-S.C.  


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