Megan West

Last updated

June 13, 2017
 

Megan’s current news

I am proud to announce that the board of Chameleon Theatre Circle has voted to hire me as the Executive Producer for their 20th Season!  What an honor to work with an amazing and dedicated theatre community.  

Biography

Megan West is a free lance AEA Stage Manager and accomplished producer.

Résumé

EDUCATION

Hamline University Masters in Non Profit Management, expected graduation 2019
2000-2005 Minnesota State University of Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
Bachelor of Arts
Theater Arts Emphasis in Technical Theater and Directing
Cum Laude

RELATED SKILLS
Microsoft Word Excel Organization
Sage Accounting Software Google Documents Budgeting
Scenic & Properties Designing House Managing Box Office Manager
Interviewing & Hiring Managing Interns Office Management

QUALIFICATIONS

Production Manager and Lead Stage Manager
Park Square Theatre, Saint Paul, MN 2007-Present
o Reports directly to Artistic Director, assistant to both Artistic and Executive Directors
o Monitor current season scenic materials, personnel and labor budgets
o Production budget forecasting for season planning
o Create and maintain master production calendar
o Arrange and oversee production facilities, Andy Boss Thrust Stage (200 seat) and Proscenium Stage (350 seat), two rehearsals halls, library meeting space, and costume shop
o Interview and hire AEA Stage Managers, Non AEA Assistant Stage Managers, production run crews, over hire shop carpenters, audio engineers, and scenic artists
o Create Union Contracts, Riders, Independent Contractor Contracts and other special agreements.
o Provide administrative support to all 18 + productions in the season and over 350 Independent Contractors
o Gather and maintain a twin cities talent database of Actors, Designers, and Area Theatre Staff
o Apply and complete royalty agreements for each production in the season
o Maintain a volunteer script reviewing program with over 50 volunteers involved
o Train Freelance Stage Managers, Designers, and Directors into Park Square policy and branding models
o Organize and conduct season auditions for all 18+ productions
o Liaison between various company departments including Education, Development, and Marketing
o Arrange travel and housing for guest artists

Stage Manager
Actors Equity Union Member 2007-Present
o Over 20 productions
o Small Professional Theatre Contract & Theatre for Young Audiences Contract
o Detailed note taking
o Organization
o Crisis management
o Communication specialist and support
o Liaison between producer, design and acting company
o Creative problem solving

Theatre Alliance Board Member
Saint Paul, MN 2013 to present
o Steering Committee member for PARHTS workshop, focusing on HR practices in the performance arts field
o Diversity in the Arts, subcommittee member
o Hiring committee

Temporary Production Administrative Coordinator
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN Oct-Dec 2012
o Reported to the Production Director and Assistant Production Director
o Arranged and oversaw production facilities
o Organize, monitor and submit IATSE payroll and Production Payroll to accounting departments
o Arranged travel and housing for guest designers
o Assign account numbers to production department invoices and bills

Touring Manager
Open Eye Figure Theatre Minneapolis, MN 2007
o Scheduling Performances
o Calling past hosts and coordinating venues

Founding Artistic Director
Swearing Jack Productions Fargo, ND 2005-2008
o Fundraising and Development
o Season Planning
o Company Member Recruiting
o Directing, Technical Directing, and Casting

WORK EXPERIENCE: STAGE MANAGEMENT & ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Guthrie Theater Juno and the Paycock*(ASM) Joe Dowling
The Crucible*(ASM) Joe Dowling
Heidi Chronicles* (ASM) Leigh Silverman
Uncle Vanya* (ASM) Joe Dowling
Park Square Theatre Good People Joel Sass
Stick Fly Marion McClinton
OR, Leah Cooper
Doubt, A Parable Craig Johnson
Hot Chocolate Austene Van
August: Osage County Leah Cooper
The Last Seder Peter Moore
Panic Carin Bratlie
Sherlock Holmes … Jersey Lily David Mann
Dead Man’s Cell Phone Matt Sciple
Becky’s New Car Peter Moore
History Theatre Glensheen, the musical Ron Peluso 
Beyond the Rainbow, Florida Tour Ron Peluso
Raw Stages 12’ Ron Peluso, Rick Shiomi, & Rhiana Yazzie
Playwrights Center Vengeance Can Wait Noel Raymond Sweet, Sweet Motherhood Michael Bigelow Dixon
Joking Apart Theatre That’s Mr. Benchley to you, Mrs. Parker Edwin Strout
Open Eye Figure Theater Holiday Pageant Michael Sommers
Children’s Theater Company Antigone Greg Banks
Orchestra Hall Songs of Innocence and Experience Jon Cranney
Illusion Theatre Fresh Ink 2006 Michael Robins
Torch Theater Educating Rita Sarah Gioia
*Replacement Assistant Stage Manager

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