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Steph is currently based in Southern Oregon, working as an Associate Technical Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Previous companies include Yale Repertory Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Baltimore's Center Stage. Steph is an active member of the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), 2019 recipient of a USITT Innovation Research Grant, and 2018 winner of the Golden Hammer Award. Steph holds a BS/BA from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and an MFA in Technical Design & Production from the Yale School of Drama.
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My goal is to get the work done faster, better, on-time and on-budget. I approach that goal with a strong commitment to safety, a sense of humor and a straightforward manner armed with years of experience and technical training (and a couple of reference books!). Three central tenets drive my work: partnership, efficiency, and delivery.
Building relationships with creative teams and other production personnel is key to solving cross-departmental challenges.
The ability to manage resources effectively and maximize efficiency not only allows for an on-budget product, it also gets the best product for the materials available without over-extending the people involved.
I view delivery as a matter of doing what you said you would - keeping to your word, and making every effort to the best of your abilities.