Megan West

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July 18, 2018
 
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Megan’s current news

Looking forward to taking The Story of Crowboy out on Tour this month for In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre! 

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Friday 10/19
at 7:30 pm

Biography

Megan West is a free lance director, 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

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2017– PRESENT: THE CHAMELEON THEATRE CIRCLE, APPLE VALLEY, MN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Report to the Board of Directors. Collaborate with a board run organization with a 20-year history that is evolving from its community theatre roots into a professional level theatre. Season Planning and Artistic Team selection. Coordinating production teams, directing, leading auditions, artist hiring and contracting. Produce 5 show season, including a new play festival and any special events. Visioning a marketing and development strategy, media relations, board development and organization re-branding (new website, new mission).

2007– 2017: PARK SQUARE THEATRE, ST. PAUL, MN
COMPANY DIRECTOR (OTHER TITLES HELD ARE PRODUCTION MANAGER & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT)
Report to the Artistic Director and assist the Artistic Director and Executive Director. Plan for season productions, production calendar, and union and independent contracts. Create, manage and monitor a $3,500,000 budget. Supervise departments to ensure cohesive team processes with exceptional, on-budget performances. Build relationships and serve as liaison with partner production companies, artists, designers, managers and stage crews. Supervise production facilities, including a 200-seat stage, 350-seat stage, two rehearsal halls, meeting space and costume shop. Arrange travel and housing for guest artists. Interview and hire stage managers, assistant managers, production crews, carpenters, audio engineers and scenic artists. Organize and conduct season auditions. Collect and maintain a database of actors, designers and staff. Provide support for 18+ productions and 200+ independent contractors in a season. Train freelance stage managers, designers and directors in compliance with policy and company brand and provided mentorship and activities for interns. Annually coordinate an open to the industry audition for 20-35 producers and freelance directors, showcasing 400-600 actors, which escalates each year. Annually apply and execute royalty agreements. Represent and promote the theatre at season productions, community discussions, production networking events (Ivey Awards, UofM design presentations, etc.) and business development and marketing events.

2005– PRESENT: VARIOUS VENUES DIRECTOR
Fool for Love, Swearing Jack Productions; Suddenly Last Summer; Theatre in the Round (Assistant Director); Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret (co-Sponsored by the Dramatist Guild) & My Beautiful Infinity(reading), The Chameleon Theatre Circle; The Diary of Anne Frank, Park Square Theatre (emergency replacement).

2007– PRESENT: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION STAGE MANAGER
Small Professional Theatre contract, Theatre for Young Audiences contract and LORT. Communication specialist and liaison for producer, designers, creative teams and acting company. Crisis management, organization, detailed note-taking, creative problem solving for over 30+ productions.

2016– PRESENT: WALKING SHADOWS THEATER COMPANY, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
BOARD MEMBER
Stewardship strategist. Donor.

2017– PRESENT: IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
TOUR MANAGER
Report to the Executive Director and Tour Coordinator. Meet all State Arts Grant Funding requirements. Develop tour budget and coordinate with HOTB staff on contracts and payments to independent contractor artists. Research and book three greater Minnesota tour sites and one Puppet Festival performance. Arrange travel, housing and schedules for each tour performance and adjoining educational workshop engagement. Measure the impact of the tour and submit a report back to the State Arts Board.

2013– PRESENT: THEATRE ALLIANCE, ST. PAUL, MN
BOARD CHAIR 2016-17, BOARD MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBER- DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS
Organizational Executive Director transition (founder transition), Strategic Planning throughout 2017, Steering Committee member and presenter for Performing Arts Human Resources Toolkit Series (PAHRTS) workshop, focusing on HR practices in the performing arts field: legal compliance, best practices, diversity and equity, and collaboration. Panelist for MN Theatre Alliance State-Wide Theatre Conference in Networking and Tour Management

OCT– DEC 2012: GUTHRIE THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
TEMPORARY PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Reported to the Production Director and Assistant Production Director. Managed and monitored production facilities and arranged travel and housing for guest designers. Managed and monitored IATSE payroll and production payroll. Reconciled department receipts and assigned account numbers to invoices.

2005– 2008: SWEARING JACK PRODUCTIONS, FARGO, ND
FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Season planning, fundraising and development, company member recruiting, directing, technical directing, casting, house management and box office management.
EDUCATION

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

WORK EXPERIENCE: STAGE MANAGEMENT & ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Guthrie Theater

Leila's Death                                   Ali Chahrour

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

Mixed Blood Theatre

Charm                                         Addie Gorlin
 

Dark and Stormy

Fool for Love                               Mel Day

History Theatre

Sisters of Swing                           Ron Peluso

Glensheen, the musical               Ron Peluso 
Beyond the Rainbow, 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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