Garron Rodgers

Garron is currently a senior at Chapman University and is pursuing a double major with a B.A. in Theatre Technology, Lighting and a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing. He plans to work in the themed entertainment industry and enjoys bringing two dimensional designs and concepts into real-world spaces and experiences for guests to enjoy. 
Experience
MASTER ELECTRICIAN  |  Chapman Celebrates, Musco Center for the Arts (Sept. 2016 - Present) 
TECHNICAL SHOW SUPPORT INTERN  |  Cirque du Soleil (May 2016 - Aug. 2016)
- Facilitated new archival processes and software to organize thousands of technical drawings
- Coordinated with IHQ and trained technicians in using new workflow processes and software 
- Supported warehouse operations, inventory, and organization after the closing of a show
- Developed detailed user guides and streamlined the convention booth organization and set-up
- Shadowed Heads of Departments, technicians, and daily operations at each show
USITT ELITE TRAINING FOR AUTOMATION & RIGGING  |  USITT (May 2015 & May 2016)
- Attended this highly-selective program for 2 years and completed a 3-day intensive training with TAIT Towers (Automation) and Silver State Wire Rope and Rigging (Rigging)
AUTOCAD DRAFTSPERSON  |  Merit Design and Holdings, LLC (June 2013 - May 2016)
- Drafted 2D floor plans, int/exterior elevations, electrical plans, and facilitated job site visits
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  |  Chapman University (Sept 2015 - April 2016)
- Managed the operations and technical elements of a main-stage production including a large rental package, technical rehearsals, and supervised load-in/out procedures
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  |  Chapman University (Jan 2014 - May 2015)
- Constructed and painted sets; supervised technical rehearsals, light hangs, and load in/out
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER  |  XIVV LLC (Oct 2015)
- Assisted with load in/out and converting a large multi-purpose space into a themed gala
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER  |  Chapman University (Sept 2015 - Oct 2015)
- Managed a cast of 20, crew of 15, scheduling, daily rehearsals for a main-stage production
SCENIC PAINTING & CARPENTRY INTERN  |  Arizona Broadway Theatre (May 2012 - Aug 2012)
- Painted large murals and 4 intricate full-stage drops, constructed signs, a piano, and set piecesblob:https://www.myportfolio.com/2745d420-7255-4085-a190-74f81bd865bb
Education
B. A. Theatre Technology  |  College of Performing Arts, Chapman University, Orange, CA    May 2017
B. S. Business administration  |  Argyros School of Business, Chapman University, Orange, CA    May 2017



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