Matt Grenier

Technical Director | Designer | Fabricator

Resume

Assistant Technical Director

SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department | 2012-Present

3-4 Productions per year, $45,000 production budget, 500 seat proscenium theater, 125 seat black-box

  • Manage the facility use calendar and handle all requests and tech arrangements for facility rentals
  • Co-supervise the scene shop; train students on tool use and scenery fabrication techniques
  • Engineered a broadcast system to enable remote performance during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Developed a¬†Use of Venue¬†contract and¬†Reservation Request Form¬†to improve facility rental process
  • Designed lighting, scenery, stage machinery, rigging, or sound for various departmental productions
  • Developed drawings and 3D models of the theaters in VectorWorks; created spec package for rentals
  • Developed a new website for the department and coordinated its implementation with IT department
  • Organized and hosted the USITT Upstate NY winter meeting and job fair two years in a row
  • Co-produced and edited a recruitment video series featuring graduating seniors
  • Contributed to the planning of a $400,000 lighting renovation project; designed the new circuit layout

Lighting Director

Fokine Ballet Company Annual Production of The Nutcracker | 2005-2019

Lighting Designer

Perkins School of the Arts Annual Recital – Norwich, NY | 2003-2019

Lighting System Consultant

Norwich High School Auditorium (700 seat proscenium) – Norwich, NY | 2018-2019
  • Heavily revised a proposed system conversion to LED
  • Designed and implemented a new rep light plot

Lighting Designer

The Anatomy of the Spirit, Collaborative Dance Show, Guggenheim Museum, NYC | 2017

Technical Director

Chenango Arts Council, Martin W. Kappel Theater (500 seat proscenium) | 2006-2015
  • Provided/coordinated tech support for 50+ touring acts including¬†Michael Winslow, Ailey II, Jim Witter, Babes in Toyland, Altar Boyz, Barrage, Jason Bishop, Forbidden Broadway, and Peking Acrobats
  • Developed comprehensive technical information package including drawings and 3D model
  • Directed spending of more than $20,000 in grant money on facility improvement projects

Mechanical Design Engineer

JR Clancy, Inc. / 2010-2011
  • Designed acoustical control systems and pipe grid for Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall

Assistant Technical Director

Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia / 2005-2006

Scenery Carpenter (Work-Study)

SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance / 2005-2006

Binghamton University

BS Mechanical Engineering, Concentration in Theatre

Graduated Magna Cum Laude 2010

Vertigo Flying Effects

“Top Flight” 5-Day Master Class in Manual Performer Flying | 2019

Toastmasters International

Competent Communicator and Advanced Leader Bronze Certifications | 2010-2011

Elected President

Thrill Speakers Toastmasters (Public Speaking) Club, Binghamton University | 2009-2010

Won 1st Place

Toastmasters District 65 Southern Division International Speech Contest | 2010

Inducted Member

Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Binghamton University | 2007-2010

Software

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Audacity, Vegas Movie Studio, VectorWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, Pro/Engineer, ETC Eos, Lightfactory, Lightwright, vMix

Production Credits

Role | Show

Director and/or Superior | Producing Organization | Date


Technical Director | Once Upon a Mattress

Kiara Pipino, Scott Segar (PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2020
Production interrupted by Coronavirus pandemic 4-weeks before tech

Flight Rigger | 9 to 5 The Musical

Kiara Pipino, Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2019

Egg Fabricator | Honk!

Barbara Kahl (SD), Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2018

Lead Rigger | Barefoot in the Park

Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2018

Associate Designer | Colony Collapse

Patrice Macaluso (SD), Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2017

Designer, Charge Artist | The Bald Soprano and Jack, or the Submission

John McCaslin-Doyle, Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2015

Designer, TD | Mary Poppins

Mark Sands | Norwich High School Musical Club | 2015

Silks Rigger | Naga Mandala

Andrew Kahl, Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2015

Engineer | Life’s a Dream

John McCaslin-Doyle, Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2014

Engineer | Carousel

Andrew Kahl, Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2014

Rigger | As You Like It

Andrew Kahl, Scott Segar (TD-PM) | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2013

Designer, Engineer, TD | The Phantom of the Opera

Mark Sands | Norwich High School Musical Club | 2011

Designer, TD | Les Miserables

Mark Sands | Norwich High School Musical Club | 2010


*Also served as ATD and Carpenter for all SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department productions 2012-Present

Role | Show

Director and/or Superior | Producing Organization | Date


Designer | The Wolves

Kiara Pipino | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* and KCACTF Region 1 Festival | 2020

Designer | The Exception and the Rule

John McCaslin-Doyle | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2019

Designer | The Farm She Was

Stephen Hinkle | Arts at the Palace – Hamilton, NY | 2018

Designer | Romeo & Juliet

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2017

Designer | The Anatomy of the Spirit

Amber Perkins | Phoenix Project, Teen Co. NYC, ONYX – Guggenheim, NYC | 2017

Designer | Colony Collapse

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2017

Director | The Nutcracker

Donna Decker | Fokine Ballet Company | 2005-2019

Designer | Annual Dance Recital

Amber Perkins | Perkins School of the Arts | 2004-2019

Designer | Avenue Q

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2016

Master Electrician | Koresh Dance Company

Alyssa Docherty (TD) | Oneonta Concert Association | 2016

Master Electrician | Taylor 2

Bridget Welty (PM) | Oneonta Concert Association | 2015

Designer | Mary Poppins

Mark Sands | Norwich High School Musical Club | 2015

Designer | Carousel

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2014

Designer | Design for Living

Carmela Marner | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2014

Designer | Clybourne Park

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2013

Designer | The Phantom of the Opera

Mark Sands | Norwich High School Musical Club | 2011

Designer | Dance Showcase

Rhae-Ann Hawkes | Binghamton University Children’s Dance Theatre Course | 2010

Assistant Designer | October Light

John Vestal (LD) | Binghamton University Theatre Dept | 2009

Operator | The Threepenny Opera

Don Guido (TD) | Binghamton University Theatre Dept | 2009

Designer | Dance Showcase

Andy Horowitz | Binghamton University Choreography Course | 2008

Spot Operator | Romeo & Juliet

Don Guido (TD) | Binghamton University Theatre Dept with Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera | 2007


*Also served as ATD for all SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department productions 2012-Present

Role | Show

Director and/or Superior | Producing Organization | Date


Broadcast System Engineer | My Father’s Dragon

John McCaslin-Doyle | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2020
Virtual, remote production using Zoom and vMix

Broadcast System Engineer | Medea

Kiara Pipino | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2020
Virtual, remote production using Zoom and vMix

Sound Designer | The Wolves

Kiara Pipino | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* and KCACTF Region 1 Festival | 2020

Sound Designer | Stop Kiss

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2017

Projection Designer | Clybourne Park

Andrew Kahl | SUNY Oneonta Theatre Dept* | 2017


*Also served as ATD for all SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department productions 2012-Present