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Michael Blagys

THEATER DESIGNER & TECHNICIAN 

blagysmp@gmail.com

www.michaelblagys.com

203.545.3480

 

                                                     

 

 

Lighting Design

2019

Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman, Directed by Nina Pinchin, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 

Treasure Island (World Premiere) by Christian Libonati & Ella Raymont & Omen Sade, Directed by Christian Libonati, Summer Theater of New Canaan, CT

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton & Patricia Resnick, Directed by Scott Scaffidi, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY 

5/31/1889 The Flood by Rob Barron, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Million Dollar Quartet by Floyd Mutrux & Colin Escott, Directed by Larry Tobias, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA 

2018

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow, Directed by Pamela Hill, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Directed by Chris Coffey, Oddfellows Playhouse, Middletown, CT

Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Life Could Be a Dream by Roger Bean, Directed by Chan Harris, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Million Dollar Quartet by Floyd Mutrux & Colin Escott, Directed by Larry Tobias, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA 

Who's Under Where? by Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes, Directed by Chan Harris, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

The Affections of May by Norm Foster, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Smoke on the Mountain by Alan Bailey and Connie Ray, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical by Leslie Bricusse, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennesse Williams, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

 

2017

I'll Eat You Last by John Logan, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, Directed by Janine Molinari, Seven Angels Theater, Waterbury, CT

End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter, Directed by Kevin Connors Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Play like A Winner by Erik Johnke, Directed by Kevin Connors, New York Musical Festival, Playwrights Horizon, NY

Murder for Two by Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

At First Sight by Brandon Lambert, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA (World Premiere) 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jeffery Hatcher, Directed by Matthew Chiorini, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Bridges of Madison County by Marsha Norman & Jason Robert Brown, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play  adapted by Joe Landry, Directed by Tim Howard, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

 

2016

Bikinis: The Musical  by Ray Roderick, James Hindman and Joseph Baker, Directed by Chan Harris, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Social Security by Andrew Bergman, Directed by Chan Harris, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA 

Too Many Cooks by Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro, Directed by Larry Tobias, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA 

Deathtrap by Ira Levin, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA 

Cowgirls by Besty Howie & Mary Murfitt, Directed by Mary Ehlinger, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Gypsy by Arthur Laurents, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, Directed by Matthew Chiorini, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Sleuth  by Anthony Shaffer, Directed by Pam Hill, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

 

2015

Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, Directed by Adriano Gatto, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY

Pericles by William Shakespeare, Directed by Matt Chiorini, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Tim Kelly, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA 

Cotton Patch Gospel by Russell Treyz, Tom Kay, Harry Chapin, Directed by Larry Tobias, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Chapter Two by Neil Simon, Directed by Guy Stroman, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Nana's Naughty Knickers by Katherine DiSavino, Directed by Chan Harris, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Church Basement Ladies IV: A Mighty Fortress in our Basement by Drew Jensen, Directed by Chan Harris, Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, PA

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  by Tennesee Williams, Directed by Jared Culverhouse, University of Massachusetts: Amherst MA

                         

2014

Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Directed by Tony Simotes, University of Massachusetts: Amherst MA 

The Look of Love by Charles Burr and Trinity Bird, Directed by Charles Burr, Tibbits Summer Theater, Coldwater, MI                              

A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Directed by Kevin Halpin Tibbits Summer Theater, Coldwater, MI             

Guys and Dolls  by Frank Loesser  Book: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows, Directed by Trinity Bird, Tibbits Summer Theater, Coldwater, MI                           

Alone Together  by Lawrence Roman, Directed by Charles Burr, Tibbits Summer Theater, Coldwater, MI

 

2013

Street Scene by Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes, Elmer Rice, Directed by Gina Kaufman, University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA  

The Andrews Brothers by Rodger Bean, Directed by Gary John LaRossa, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel ME

Chicago by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Directed by Thomas Dewayne Barrett, Arundel Barn Playhouse, Arundel ME

Shrek: The Musical by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Thomas Dewayne Barrett, Arundel Barn Playhouse: Arundel, ME

All Shook Up by Terry Johnson, Directed by Taavon Gamble, Arundel Barn Playhouse: Arundel, ME

Always...Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley, Directed by Brian Swayze, Arundel Barn Playhouse: Arundel, ME

                                           

2012

Casanova by Constance Congdon, Directed by Brianna Sloane, University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA 

These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, Directed by Bill Morris, Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY

Around the World in 80 Days  by Mark Brown, Directed by Matthew Chiorini, Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY

 

2011

Henry V x 7  by Matthew Chiorini, Directed by Matthew Chiorini, CNY Shakespeare Co.: Syracuse, NY

Is He Dead? by Mark Twain, Directed by Matthew Chiorini, Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY

 

2010

The Graduate by Terry Johnson, Directed by Garrett Heater, The Covey Theater Co.: Syracuse, NY

On the Verge by Eric Overmyer, Directed by Michael Barbour, Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY

Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, Directed by Matthew Chiorini, Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY

 

2008-2009    

Emma's Child by Kristine Thatcher, Directed by Steve Braddock, Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY

Le Moyne Student Dance Company Le Moyne College: Syracuse, NY 2008 - (Served as Head Lighting Designer)

 

Scenic Designer 

Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, Directed by Jackob Hoffman, Fairfield University Theater, Fairfield, CT

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical by Leslie Bricusse, Directed by Kevin Connors, Music Theater of Connecticut, Norwalk, CT

 

 

Production Management 

Production Manager - RWS Entertainment Group - Current

Production Manager  - Summer Theater of New Canaan - Summer 2019

Assistant Technical Director/92 Theater Manager - Wesleyan University, Spring 2019

Production Manager - Music Theater of Connecticut 2016-2018

Lighting Director - Mountain Playhouse Summer 2017

 

 

Assistant Lighting Designer

Heartbreak House (LD: Matthew Richards) Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT 2017

Comedy of Errors (LD: Matthew Richards) Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT 2017

Les Liaisons Dangereusus (LD: Matthew Richards) Center Stage, Baltimore, MD 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way...(LD: Matthew Richards) MCC Theater Company @ Lucille Lortel Theater, New York, NY 2016

ART & RED (LD: Matthew Richards) Westport Country Playhouse, Westport CT 2016

Lewiston (LD: Matthew Richards) Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven CT 2016 

To Kill a Mockingbird (LD: Matthew Richards) Repertory Ensemble Players, Newark DE 2016 

And a Nightingale Sang (LD: Matthew Richards): Westport Country Playhouse, Westport CT 2015

Other Desert Cities (LD: Dawn Chiang): Syracuse Stage, Syracuse NY 2015

All The Way (LD: Jane Cox): American Repertory Theater, Cambridge MA 2013 

Machinal (LD: Margo Caddell): University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 2012

Violet (LD: Margo Caddell): University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 2012

As You Like It (LD: Karel Blakeley): Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY 2009

Our Town (LD: Karel Blakeley): Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY 2008

An Ideal Husband (LD: Karel Blakeley): Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY 2008

   

Drafting Assistant

 

Other Desert Cities (LD: Dawn Chiang): Co. production with Portland Center Stage, Portland OR & Syracuse Stage, Syracuse NY 2015

Choir Boy (LD: Dawn Chiang): Studio Theater: Washington, DC 2014

The Glass Menagerie (LD: Dawn Chiang): Syracuse Stage: Syracuse, NY 2014

 

 

 

Electrician Experience

 

Master Electrician

 

St. Michael's Playhouse, Colchester, VT 2012

Nunsense

Unnecessary Farce

Over the Pub

Forever Plaid

 

Assistant Master Electrician  

 

Syracuse Stage, Syracuse NY 2011-2012

Turn of the Screw

Boys Next Door

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Caroline or Change

Red

Brother Size

 

Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, Conway, AR 2011

As You Like It

Othello  

Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

Electrician

 

St. Michael's Playhouse, Colchester, VT 2010

Always...Patsy Cline 

Around the World in 80 Days 

Blithe Spirit 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  

 

Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT 2009

That Championship Season

Children

How the Other Half Loves

tick, tick...BOOM!

 

Teaching Experience

Theater 361: Intro to Lighting Design, Instructor

Theater 361: Intro to Lighting Design, Co-teacher 2013

Theater 361: Intro to Lighting Design, Teaching Assistant 2012

 

Administrative

Executive Director for Boot and Buskin (Faculty Directed Main Stage Theatre Group) 2010-2011

 

 

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design May 2015

     Professors: Penny Remsen & Margo Caddell

Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts May 2011

     Professors: Karel Blakeley & Matthew Chiorini

 

Awards

    2011 Le Moyne College: Gene McCarthy Award in Theatre Studies

    2010 KCACTF: Region 1 National Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, Honorable Mention (Blood Wedding)

 

Skills & Accomplishments

Experience working with: ETC: ION, ETC: EOS, ETC: Element, Strand 520i, ETC: MicroVision, ETC: SmartFade.

Proficient with Vectorworks & Lightwright – Microsoft Office & Photoshop – CPR & AED Trained 09-12  - Eagle Scout

 

 

 
 

© 2017 Michael Blagys Lighting Designer