Stephen Petrilli
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Accomplished lighting designer, stage manager and production manager with 35+ years experience in theatre, dance, opera and touring. Artists and organizations worked with include: Doug Varone, BAM, Pilobolus, Nikolais/Louis, Bang on a Can, The Pearl Theatre Company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Boston University Dance Theater, STEPS on Broadway, Shapiro & Smith Dance, New York Guitar Festival, National Asian American Theatre Company, Salt Marsh Opera, Arts World Financial Center, The Kevin Wynn Collection, Ailey II, The Shakespeare Society, Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Atlantic Steps and Anikaya Dance Theater.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

 

 

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY, New York (1987-2013)

  Off Broadway Classical Theatre Company

  Resident Lighting Designer

  • Lighting System: Installed and maintained the lighting and electrics systems
  • Lighting Design: Designed lighting for 80+ productions
  • Crew Instruction: Supervised mixed crews of professionals and stage management interns, and instructed interns in the running and maintenance of shows
  • Strategic Planning: In conjunction with Artistic Director and Production Manager, planned for the most effective allocation of limited resources for the furtherance of theatre’s lighting facility and capabilities.

 

EASTERN CONNECTICUT BALLET, New London (2006-Present)

  Regional Ballet Company

  Lighting Designer and Production Stage Manager

  • Lighting Design: Design and execute lighting for The Nutcracker
  • Production Stage Management: Run all technical rehearsals and call all cues for The Nutcracker

 

NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY, New York (1997-2012)

  Off Broadway Theatre Company

  Resident Lighting Designer

  • Lighting Design: Design and execute lighting for several plays in several venues in New York City, including Obie Award winning He Who Says Yes / He Who Says No

 

HT CHEN & DANCERS, New York (2011-Present)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Production Stage Manager, Domestic Tours

 

THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY, New York (2006-Present)

  Lecture and Staged Reading Series

  Production Manager

  Duties include interface with house crew, audio rental, lighting design and cue calling

 

STEPS ON BROADWAY, New York (1998-2013)

  Faculty Showcase Performance Series

  Resident Lighting Designer

 

DANCE AFRICA at Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Opera House, Brooklyn (2006-2012)

  Multi Cultural, Multi Company Dance Festival

  Production Stage Manager

  Duties include running all technical rehearsals, calling all cues, and working closely with Artistic Director, Lighting Designer, IATSE Local 4 crew and the Artistic Directors of several guest dance companies, many from Africa and the African diaspora

 

 

BANG ON A CAN, Winter Garden, World Financial Center, New York (2006-2012)

  Multi Company Marathon Music Festival

  Lighting Designer

  Design and execute lighting for new music marathons, including the 10th Anniversary 26 hour Marathon
  Featured guest performer: Philip Glass, 2011

 

DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS, New York (2004-2013)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Production Stage Manager

  Domestic Tours, and seasons at The Joyce Theatre and BAM Harvey Theatre

 

DZUL DANCE, New York (2003-2009)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Lighting Designer and Production Stage Manager

  New York Seasons, Domestic, Mexican and Caribbean Tours

 

NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL, Winter Garden, World Financial Center, New York (2006-2008)

  Multi Company Music Festival

  Lighting Designer:

  Design and execute lighting for three seasons. Featured guest performer, Bruce Springsteen, 2006

 

DANCERS RESPONDING TO AIDS, The Remember Project, St. Marks Church, New York (2001-2004)

  Benefit Performance for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

  Light Board Operator

 

WHITE HOUSE RECEPTION, Winter Garden, World Financial Center, New York, NY (2002)

  White House reception for UN General Assembly, September 12, 2002

  Lighting Designer

  Design and execute lighting for the initial post 9/11 public event.
  Event included broadcast on NBC and C-SPAN.

  Featured speaker: President George W. Bush

 

ASIA PACIFIC DANCE FESTIVAL, Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York, NY (2000)

  Month-long festival of Modern Dance companies from Taiwan, South Korea & Australia

  Lighting Supervisor

  Coordinate the merger of company light plots to house rep plot, and supervise the transition from one such merger to the next

 

COMPLEXIONS…A Concept in Dance, New York (1996-1997)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Lighting Designer, Production Stage Manager and Technical Director for Domestic & European Tours and BAM Majestic season

 

PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE, Washington Depot, CT (1991-1996, 1998)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Lighting & Sound Supervisor

  • Tour Prep:  Communication and preparation in conjunction with company’s Director of Production for tours throughout the world, as well as five seasons at the Joyce Theatre
  • Touring Duties in theatre: Included, but not limited to, oversight of all lighting needs, re-creation of all existing designs, adjustment to local conditions when lighting could not be accomplished as designed.
  • Sound Supervision:  Duties included instruction, sound level setting and monitoring for all performances
  • Additional duties:  Oversight of all technical elements in conjunction with the company’s Production Stage Manager, and coordinating needs & solutions for all situations with crews and dancers.
  • Touring duties:  Included assistance in freight and trucking of all necessary company gear, including lighting, props, costumes and sound equipment.

 

PETER PUCCI PLUS, New York (1996)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Production Stage Manager, Domestic Tours

 

BAUHAUS DANCES, New York (1986-1994)

  Touring Modern Dance Company, Reconstruction of Dances originated in Germany’s Bauhaus Workshop

  Production Stage Manager, Domestic and International Tours

 

NIKOLAIS AND MURRAY LOUIS DANCE COMPANY, New York (1990-1991)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Production Stage Manager and Technical Director, Domestic and International Tours

 

NINA WEINER DANCE COMPANY, New York (1989-1991)

  Touring Modern Dance Company

  Production Stage Manager for Joyce season and Domestic & European Tours

 

THE NEW JERSEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Madison, NJ (1989-1990)

  Summer Shakespeare Festival

  Resident Lighting Designer, Assistant Stage Manager

 

PAN ASIAN REP, New York (1988)

  Off Broadway Theatre Company

  Master Electrician, Tour to California of YELLOW FEVER

 

THE THREE RIVERS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Pittsburgh, PA (1985-1989)

  Summer Shakespeare Festival

  Resident Lighting Designer, Master Electrician


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, United Scenic Artists, Local 829 | Lighting Design

Member, Actors Equity Association | Stage Management

TEACHING

2014 Co-Teacher, Projection + Light, Media Lab | Green Street Studios | Boston, MA

2004 Teaching Adjunct, Queens College | Department of Drama, Theater and Dance | Queens, NY

2000 Instructor, Lighting Design | Triple Exposure Workshop, Dance Space Center | New York, NY

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA | MFA in Theatre Design/Tech, 1980-83,
Degree conferred in 1986

Carroll College, Helena, MT | BA in Communication Arts (Theatre) and English, Minor in Latin, 1974-78