Matt Grenier

Technical Director | Designer | Fabricator

Liftavator

This custom stage elevator, nick-named the “Liftavator,” was designed to raise a 3×7 foot platform a maximum of 24 inches. The lifting was achieved via two linked scissor-jacks. Driven by hand-cranking, and at-times by electric drill, the elevator was an economical “automated” scenery device.

Originally built for a production of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life’s a Dream, the elevator was later re-used in a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

Role: Mechanical Designer, Lead Fabricator

Life’s a Dream
SUNY Oneonta, November 2014
Directed by John McCaslin-Doyle
Scenery Design by John Bagby
Technical Direction by Scott Segar

Romeo & Juliet
SUNY Oneonta, November 2017
Directed by Andrew Kahl
Scenery Design by John Bagby
Technical Direction by Scott Segar
Assistant Technical Direction by John Jaromack