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Curriculum Vitae Caroline Yacono

  1. 1. Caroline Yacono Curriculum Vitae 201-803-6373 Union Affiliations: Actors’ Equity Association Education The University of Memphis Memphis, TN MFA- Lighting Design, May 2003 Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA Conservatory of Performing Arts BA- Musical Theatre & Production Design, May 2000 Teaching Experience, Workshops & Lectures 2006, 2014 New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts Yacono 1 Bloomfield, NJ Ready, Set, Act! 1 Section / 11 weeks / 3rd Grade Tween Musical Theatre Workshop 1 Section / 11 weeks / Middle School Creative Dramatics Substitute / Grades 1-2 2012-2013 Essex Fells Foundation for Educational Excellence Essex Fells, NJ Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop 2 Sections / 9 weeks w/ Performance / Grades K-6 1 Section / 8 weeks w/Performance / Grades 3-6
  2. 2. 2007-2013 Gas Lamp Players Academy of Performing Arts Yacono 2 Glen Ridge, NJ Musical Theatre Intensive Workshop / Creative Dramatics / Dance 1 Week w/ Performance Character Matters / Grades K-8 1 Section / Grades 2-4 10 Weeks w/ Performance Aesop’s Fables/ Ages 4-7 Mini Annie and Mini Peter-Pan / Pre-K-3 Grades Acting Instructor Summer Camp 2010 Dance and Acting Instructor Summer Camp 2011/12 Mini Lion King and Mini Jungle Book / 1-3 Grades 1 Week w / Performance Munchkin Mediation / 1-3 Grades 2010-2011 Sharron Miller Academy of Performing Arts Montclair, NJ Musical Theatre Workshop / Dance In association with The Children’s Institute 10 weeks/ Musical Theatre / Autistic Children ages 14-15 In association with The Montclair Board of Education Arts Initiative at Watchung Elementary School 6-10 weeks / Musical Theatre Workshop / 1-5th Grade / 1 Sections In association with East Orange School District Dione Warwick Institute and Ecole Toussaint Louverture 1-3 classes per month for 1 semester / Basic Contemporary Jazz and Ballet / Grade 1 / 3 Sections 1-3 classes per month for 1 semester / Basic Contemporary Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Hip-Hop / Grade 5 / 1 Section 2006-2007, 2010 Luna Stage Montclair, NJ Storybook Dramatics / Drama 5 Sections / Storybooks / Ages 4-6 In association with the Montclair Board of Education Arts Initiative Program Watchung Elementary, Edgemont Elementary and Rand Elementary 1-3 classes per month for 1 semester / 2 Sections / Grade 2 1-3 classes per month for 1 semester / 3 Sections / Grade 4
  3. 3. 2008 Fordham High School for the Arts Bronx, NY Visual Arts 4 months as Permanent Substitute Teacher / Grades 9-12 2005-2008 The Town School New York, NY Lighting Design and Technical Theatre 4 Sections / Grade 8 2005-2008 Vital Theatre New York, NY Production Design / Scenic Painting In association with Fordham High School for the Arts Yacono 3 Bronx, NY 6 Section / 6 Workshops / Grades 9-12 2006-2007 The Morris County School of Technology Denville, NJ Scenic Design 10 Workshops / Grades 9-12 2005-2006 Greenwich Academy Greenwich, CT Production Design and Scenic Painting 2 Workshops / Grades 4-9 2003 The Tennessee State Thespians Conference Memphis, TN Lighting Design 2 Lectures / Grades 9-12 2001-2002 The University of Memphis Memphis, TN Introduction to Theatre- Adjunct 3 Sections / Bachelor Degree Candidates 1999 The Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Pittsburgh, PA Lighting Design and Stage Craft In association with Seton La Salle High School 15 Workshops / Grades 9-12
  4. 4. Directing and Producing Experience 2007-2009, 2013 The Gas Lamp Players Glen Ridge, NJ Director / Charge Scenic and Production Designer The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, The King and I, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Beauty and the Beast, Alice In Wonderland 2012 The 27nth Annual Saxonburg Festival of the Arts Yacono 4 Saxonburg, PA Concordia Lutheran Ministry Cabot, PA Producer / Director / Production Designer The Man in the Window: The Building of the Brooklyn Bridge 2011-12 John Chatterton Presents, Inc. New York, NY Payan Theatre, Roy Arias Studios Director / Production Designer The Dying of the Light, Life Theater: A Night at the Theatre, The Man in the Window: The Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (World Premiere) 2010 Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ Director / Production Designer / Production Manager Halloween & Haunted House- Private Party (3 spaces) 2010 Running Rabbit Family Theatre Montclair, NJ Co-Producer Pinocchio 2009-2010 Pushcart Players Verona, NJ Director / Production Design Seussical, Aladdin (at the YMHA of North Jersey), Seussical, Good Grief, Charlie Brown! (an adaptation) (St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills) 2009 Montclair Township Montclair, NJ Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director / Production Concept / Production Designer excluding Sound Design / Production Manager Haunted House Spooktacular Extravaganza
  5. 5. 1999 Open Stage Theatre Co. Pittsburgh, PA Assistant Director Coup/Clucks Stage Experience Voice: Mezzo Soprano, Hair: Auburn, Eyes: Green, Height: 5’-0”, Weight 120 lbs. Running Rabbit Family Theatre Montclair, NJ 2004 Treasure Island Pirate (performed in song, dance, spoken word and American Sign Language) 2004 Cinderella The Fairy Godmother The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 2003 The Crucible Susanna Walcott GALPAL Productions Pittsburgh, PA 1998 The Last Summer at Bluefish Cove Donna Scream-weaver Productions Pittsburgh, PA 1997 Silo X Mad Scientist, Execution Victim The Pittsburgh Playhouse Pittsburgh, PA 1996 Alice in Bed The Nurse 1995 Alice in Wonderland The Dormouse, Two of Hearts The University of California California, PA 1995 Fiddler on the Roof Chava 1995 Our Town Dead Woman Yacono 5
  6. 6. Commercial Experience After Image Productions Memphis, TN 2002 The Memphis Humane Society (Locally Televised) Dog Handler Design and Production Experience 2014 Freespace Dance (at Montclair Yoga) Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer and Consultant 40+ Showcase 2012-2014 Raritan Valley Community College Raritan, NJ Lighting Designer Student Faculty Dance Concerts, 2012 Benefit Concert Freespace Dance Co., 2014 Faculty Concert / Student Concert 2009-2014 Sharron Miller Academy of Performing Arts Yacono 6 Montclair, NJ Lighting and Sound Designer 6 Annual Benefit Concerts in Association with the Renaissance School 2014 New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, Encore Series Bloomfield, NJ Scenic Designer Hairspray 2012-2013 Gas Lamp Inc. Glen Ridge, NJ Production Manager The Secret Garden Lighting Designer Annie Lighting and Scenic Designer Just So, Gas Lamp Lights Broadway Parts 1 & 2 2013 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY Scenic Designer God See’s Dog
  7. 7. 2013 Hillside Elementary School Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer First Annual Student Showcase Dance Concert 2012 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer and Production Manager / Assistant to Community Relations Department Head for Event Convocation Ceremonies (Scheduled and Oversaw the Installation of the Outdoor Stage and Various Equipment and Production Companies for the Event as well as Designing and hiring Electrics Crew) 2007-2011 Yass Hakoshima Mime Theatre Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer 4 performances at First Night Montclair, 1 performance at Sussex County Community College and at 2 performances at The Alvin Ailey Theatre in NYC, Special Feature on NJN State of the Arts in 2011 recorded and aired the showing at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ 2004-2011 Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer Jazz for Art Education Gala, Jazz for Arts Sake, Art in Bloom (Annual Event), The Andy Warhol Factory Party Lighting Design Assistant The Black & White Gala, Art in Bloom (Annual Event), An Affair to Remember starring Bebe Neuwirth 2007-2008 Irondale Ensemble Brooklyn, NY Lighting Designer 911: Voices Unheard, London Cries (World Premiere) 2005-2006, 2008 The Midtown International Theatre Festival Yacono 7 New York, NY Festival Lighting Designer (5 repertory designs with hundreds of acts using the plots) 2005- 2006, 2008 Fordham High School for the Arts Bronx, NY Lighting Designer and Scenic Designer Bang Bang you’re Dead, Pinocchio, The Me Nobody Knows
  8. 8. 2005-2008 The Town School New York, NY Lighting Designer The Wizard of Oz, Stage Struck, The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy for You 2004-2008 The Julliard School New York, NY Production Over-hire: Electrics / Lighting Department 2003-2004, 2008 12 Miles West Theatre Co. Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer Fit to Be Tied, Séance, Darkness to Light (World Premiere) Lighting Designer & Scenic Designer The Legend of Robin Hood, The Velveteen Rabbit, Rumpelstiltskin Production Over-hire: Technical Director, Master Electrician 2007 The Cherry Lane Theatre New York, NY Lighting Designer Cycle (World Premiere) 2004-2006 Running Rabbit Family Theatre Montclair, NJ Scenic Designer Cinderella, The Cow and the Beanstalk Lighting Designer Treasure Island 2006-2007 The Morris County School of Technology Denville, NJ Scenic Designer / Advisory Council Member The Trojan Women, She Stoops to Conquer 2006-2007 The Workshop Theatre Co. New York, NY Lighting Designer Niya Tey Soung (World Premiere), Macbeth Yacono 8
  9. 9. 2003-2007 Luna Stage Montclair, NJ Lighting Designer The American Project (World Premiere), The Normals (World Premiere), Director's Lab 2006, Director's Lab 2007, The Digital Café Tour Live at Luna Stage, Nocturne Production Over-hire: Master Electrician, Carpentry, Charge Scenic Artist 2003-2007 Theatre for the New City New York, NY Lighting Designer Ring of Death (World Premiere), Waiting: a trilogy (World Premiere) 2006 The Fringe Festival New York, NY Lighting Designer Suburban Story 2004-2006 The Kasser Theatre Montclair, NJ Production Over-hire: Master Electrician Susan Marshall Dance Co., Bill T. Jones Dance Co. 2003-2006 Vital Theatre Co. New York, NY Lighting Designer The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey, Idiot’s Delight, Dear Vienna (World Premiere), Vital Signs 9, Shakin the Mess Outa Misery, Vital Children’s Theatre: Cocus & Doot, As You Like It, The Bully 2005 Wings Theatre New York, NY Lighting Designer The Production Co.’s Falling Petals (American Premiere) 2005 New Perspectives Theatre Co. New York, NY In association with Long Island University Lighting Designer Autobiographical Voices: Getting to the Core 2004 Playwrights Horizons New York, NY Production Over-hire: Electrics Department Yacono 9
  10. 10. 2004 Radio City Music Hall & Fox Network New York, NY Set Dresser (assistant to the art director and production designer) Fashion Rocks (The first annual) 2003 Buckman Performing Arts Center Memphis, TN Lighting Designer Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble 2003 Spring Concert, Voices of the South: A Place of Enchantment 2003 Memphis Black Repertory Theatre Memphis, TN Master Electrician Jar the Floor 2000-2003 The University of Memphis Memphis, TN Lighting Designer Flyin’ West, Alan Ayckbourn’s House of House & Garden, Objects Removed, Just Out, Legacy Lighting & Scenic Designer Legacy Scenic Designer The Shape of Things 2002 TheatreWorks Memphis, TN Lighting Designer Voices of the South & Project Motion: Present Present 2002 Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre Pittsburgh, PA Lighting Designer The Absolute Pitts: A Pitiful Day in the Neighborhood 2000-2001 Circuit Playhouse Memphis, TN Lighting Designer Violet, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Pinocchio, Sander’s Family Christmas, Mambo Mouth, I Love You! You’re Perfect! Now Change!, Amy’s View Lighting and Sound Designer Stop Kiss Yacono 10
  11. 11. 1994-2000 The Pittsburgh Playhouse Pittsburgh, PA Lighting Designer Sure Thing, Two Éclairs, The Field, Stress Test Hr 51, Steve Martin’s Wasp, American Tropical, Can Can, Haiku, Watermelon Boats, The Man Who Couldn’t Dance, Date With a Stranger, What We Do With It Scenic Designer and Projections Designer The Hobbit Production Crew: Deck Crew, Sound Op, Front of House 1999 The Jewish Community Center Pittsburgh, PA Lighting Designer An American Daughter 1999 Flexitrol Lighting Co. Pittsburgh, PA Assistant Lighting Designer Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show 1999 Seton La Salle High School Pittsburgh, PA Lighting Designer and Technical Director Mack & Mabel 1998 Performance Space 122 New York, NY Assistant Scenic Designer Squonk’s Big Smorgasbordwunderwerk Stage Management Experience 2004 Luna Stage Montclair, NJ Stage Manager (*AEA) *Immoral Imperatives (World Premiere) 1998-2000 The Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre Co. Yacono 11 Pittsburgh, PA Stage Manager (*AEA) *Faith Healer, *Juno and the Paycock
  12. 12. 1994-2000 The Pittsburgh Playhouse Pittsburgh, PA Stage Manager (*AEA) *Baby, Dancing at Lughnasa, Women’s Work, The Revenge of Women’s Work Assistant Stage Manager *Pig (called run of the show), *The Zoo Story, *Krapp’s Last Tape, *The Heiress, The Miracle Worker 1998 The Sixth Annual Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival Yacono 12 Pittsburgh, PA Festival Stage Manager Staff Positions 2005-2008 Luna Stage (AEA) Montclair, NJ Production Manager 2000-2003 The University of Memphis Memphis, TN Graduate Lighting Assistant (2000/02) Graduate Scene Shop Assistant (2002/03) 2000-2001 Playhouse on the Square & Memphis, TN Circuit Playhouse (Both AEA) Lighting Design & Electrics Intern 1997-2000 The Pittsburgh Playhouse (Rep Co.-AEA) Pittsburgh, PA Scene Shop Apprentice (1997/99) Lighting Apprentice (1998/00) Theatrical Consultation and Installation 2014 Montclair Yoga in Montclair, NJ I met with Freespace Dance Executives to assess the studio space, review and order lighting equipment and hardware to install permanent hanging positions in the studio. After the hardware and equipment was purchased I installed everything with a small crew. 2010 St. Rose of Lima Middle School in Short Hills, NJ During my second year as the director for the eighth grade musical production, produced by Pushcart Players in Verona, NJ, I produced a technical evaluation for architectural changes and a lighting / acoustic equipment wish list for proposed renovations to the school administration for the gymnasium which also doubles as their performance space.
  13. 13. 2009-10 Luna Stage formerly Montclair, NJ currently West Orange, NJ Consultation with Luna Stage concerned their move from Montclair, NJ to a new building being renovated in West Orange, NJ. I reviewed the plans for the new spaces and conferred with the engineers concerning installation of a grid for hanging equipment and scenery, and assessed the functionality of the placement of items like power switches and the theatres dimming, electronic protocol and sound systems to make the new space quiet, efficient and easy for the multiple staff and departments that will come to use the space and equipment. I also consulted with staff concerning assets including scenic items, costumes, props and electrics to move or to be disposed. 2008 Gas Lamp Players Glen Ridge, NJ and the Glen Ridge Middle School I met with GLP executives, school administrators and teachers and did a consultation concerning safety procedures for rigging, lighting and backstage management for multiple groups utilizing the middle school auditorium and equipment. I also produced working Ground Plans of the Stage and the Auditorium for the organizations and Labeled the Circuitry on the House Electrics. 2006 Vital Theatre (NYC) and Fordham High School for the Arts (The Bronx) I met with Vital executives and FHS administrators and teachers concerning safety, acoustics, lighting and rigging in the auditorium at Fordham High School. There was deterioration on line sets and in equipment due to the lack of use and maintenance over a course of several decades. Skills Acting / Singing / Dancing/ Directing / Producing / Production Design & Management / Basic Piano, ability to read music / Gymnastics / Puppetry / Beginning Balloon Animal Maker / Many Athletics including Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Roller Blading, Billiards, Swimming & Bicycling / Beginning American Sign Language / Commercial Art / Poetry / Published Photographer / NJ License (automatic & standard) / Windows or Mac (generally I am computer savvy and pick-up unfamiliar programs with ease including Sound and Multi-Media Software / MS Office / Vectorworks / Photoshop / Pro-tools / Internet / I-Tunes / Programming Lighting Consoles (ETC (express, expression, obsession and currently learning the Ion) / Strand / Various DMX and Analog Preset Boards including The Leprechaun) / Basic Sound Rigging and Mixing Skills / Scenic and Electrical Rigging / Theatre Safety / Spatial, Equipment, Safety, Production and Theatrical Consultation / Bartending / Restaurant POS, Aloha or Micros / Coaching Softball Yacono 13
  14. 14. Training The Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University Musical Theatre Master Classes (1994) Chita Rivera, (1998) Michael Rupert Acting John Amplas, Nancy Chesney, Kate Aronson, Raymond Laine, Jim Prescott & Shirley Tannenbaum Private Voice Lisa Brovey Voice & Speech Raymond Laine, Miriam Kelly Ballet Madame Petrov Tap & Jazz Jodi Welch Musical Theatre Earl D. Weaver, Sandra Greciano Directing Raymond Laine Theatre History Mary Turner Production Design and Technical Theatre Lighting Design Greg Deroy & Andrew Ostrowski Sound Design Greg Deroy Scenic Design / Rendering / Drafting Herbert O’Dell Costume Design Joan Markert Stage Craft / Theatre Safety Mark Calla The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Memphis Graduate Committee John McFadden, Bob Hetherington & Robert McDonough Lighting Design / Sound Design John McFadden Rendering / Scenic Painting Kermit Medsker Styles & Collaborations Dr. Doug Koertge Directing Bob Hetherington Narrative Directing Gloria Baxter Honors Luna Stage Montclair, NJ 2006-2007 Nominated by The Star Ledger Theatre Awards in Best Lighting Design for a Play Nocturne. Fordham High School for the Arts Bronx, NY In association with Vital Theatre Co. Education Department 2006 The New York City Board of Education & The Teacher’s Union Award of Excellence for Pinocchio. Yacono 14
  15. 15. Vital Theatre Co. New York, NY 2004-2005 Nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award for Shakin the Mess Outa Misery. 2003-2004 Off-Off Broadway Review Award for Idiot’s Delight. Circuit Playhouse Memphis, TN 2000-2001 Nominated for an Ostrander Award (renamed in 2000 in honor of Memphis actor Jim Ostrander, formerly The Memphis Theatre Awards) in Lighting & Sound Design for Stop Kiss. References & Portfolio Charlotte McKim, former Managing Director Luna Stage / former Commercial Property Owner / Jane Mandel, Founder and former Artistic Director / Luna Stage / Jessica Sporn, former Executive Producer / Gas Lamp Inc. / j.sporn499@ Amy Baldassare, Assistant Professor, English Bergan Community College / Producer & Choreographer Gas Lamp Inc. / Lisa Grimes, Managing Director Freespace Dance / Associate Professor Raritan Valley Community College / Adjunct Dance Professor Montclair State University / Sarajane Boyle, Education Director / Gas Lamp Inc. / Dan Schulz, Costume Designer, Shop Owner / On Cue Costumes / Fred Kinney, Scenic Designer, Assistant Professor of Design and Production / California State University Fullerton / fkinney@ or Ruth Fost, Executive Producer / Pushcart Players / Sharron Miller, Executive Director / Sharron Miller Academy of Performing Arts / Zach Ehrenfreund, Drama Instructor / The Town School / Stephen Sunderlin, Artistic Director / Vital Theatre Co. / Yacono 15