Vitae



CURRICULUM VITAE 

Shannon R. Miller 
646.881.4776 
www.dzynes.com 

Education:

MFA, 2003, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

BFA, 1997, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

HS Diploma, 1991, Huntington High School, Huntington, West Virginia

Certificates of Completion, 1988-1991, Cabell County Career Technology Center, Huntington, WV

- Introduction to Robotics and Electronics Engineering, Industrial/Residential Electricity,

Building Construction, Computer Technology, Graphic Arts, Photography, and Print Making


Teaching and Research:
2014 - Present, Assistant Professor Theatre Design and Technology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

2011 - 2012, Instructor, Theatre Design and Technology, McNeese State University

2010 - 2011, Assistant Professor Theatre Design and Technology, University of New Orleans

2008 - 2010, Artists in Residence, Technical Director, University of New Orleans

2006 - 2007, Assistant Professor, Lighting Design, Western Kentucky University

2005 - 2006, Instructor, Technical Director, Western Kentucky University

2004 - 2005, Instructor, Technical Theatre, Theatre West Virginia Professional Training Academy

2003 - 2004, Adjunct Staff, Technical Director, William Cary College, Hattiesburg, MS

2002 - 2003, Instructor, Technical Supervisor, Theatre Department, University of Southern Mississippi

1998 - 2000, Auditorium Manager/Technical Director, College Fine Arts, Univ. Southern Mississippi

1997 - 1998, Shop Foreman/Asst. Technical Director, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois


Committee Assignments:

KCACTF R6 Louisiana, Hosting, Technical Liaison, McNeese State University, 2011

KCACTF R6 Louisiana, Hosting, Technical Liaison, Univ. New Orleans, 2010-2011

Chair, Academic Appeals, University of New Orleans 2010-2011

Curriculum Review, University of New Orleans, 2010-2011

Theatre Production Resource, University of New Orleans, 2008-2011

Faculty Senate Liaison, Western Kentucky University, 2006-2007

Production Management, Theatre, Western Kentucky University 2005-2007

Technology Committee, Theatre, Southern Miss. 2005-2006

Connoisseur Series Events, College of the Arts, Southern Miss. 1998-2000


Other Professional Employment:

Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter Florida, Technical Director 2012-2014

Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Production Manager, Designer 2007-2009 

Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Production Manager, 2006

Public Theatre of Kentucky, Designer, 2005-2007

Mill Mountain Theatre, Technical Director, 2004-2005

Theatre West Virginia, Production Manager, 2002-2004

Theatre West Virginia, Technical Director/Lighting Designer, 2001

Mystic Krewe of Zeus, Festival Designer/Production Manager, 2001-2002

Technical Director/Designer, Southern Opera, 1999-2001

Southern Arena Theatre, Scenic Production Crew, 1998

Millikin University Summer Theatre, Technical Director/Designer, 1998

Huntington Outdoor Theatre, Technical Director/Designer, 1996-1997

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Run Crew, 1995

I.A.T.S.E Local 369 “NONCARD” Huntington/Ashland/Ironton 1994-1997

Ogden Entertainment Group, Huntington Civic Center, WV 1994-1997

Marshall University Summer Theatre, 1992-1994


Membership in Professional and Scholarly Organizations:

United States Institute for Theatre Technology, 1993-present

South Eastern Theatre Conference, 1993-2007

I.A.T.S.E. Local 369, 1993-1997


Grants:

McNeese State University

$6000.00 Deans Incentive, ETC Ion lighting control SFAA Theatre 2011

The University of New Orleans

$110,000.00 HD Screening Infrastructure, Co-Principal Investigator, Projection/Sound, 2010/2011

Western Kentucky University

$20,000 Presidents Grant for acquisition of dedicated Theatre production truck, 2006

City of Bowling Green

$13,000 Mayors Youth Outreach Initiative to upgrade lighting for Sunburst Youth Theatre, 2005

Home Depot

$600, Materials Sponsorship, Theatre West Virginia, 2003

Lowes

$800, Tools replacement incentive, Theatre West Virginia, 2003

Marshall University

$4000, Technology In Arts Grant, Theatre Cad Lab, 1996


Classes Taught:

Makeup Design

Theatre Appreciation (on-line and face to face)

Stagecraft & Production Lab supervision

Public Speaking (Into to Speech/Presentation)

Lighting Design (including projection)

Sound Design/Engineering (SFX, Show Cue Systems, Q-Lab)

Set Design (Sketch, Render, Modeling)

Intro to Costume Design

Script Analysis (Analysis and Research, the Design Process)

Production Management

Technical Direction

Stage Management

Graphic Arts for Theatre

Drafting/AutoCad/Vectorworks

Stage Rigging (Install, Maintenance, Operation, Safety)

Welding (Mig/Tig/Arc, Steel and Aluminum)

Theatre History Workshop (emphasis on design and technology)


Creative Activities Appropriate to the Arts:
Community Outreach:

Founder/Faculty Mentor, The Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience,
New Orleans, La 2009-present


Adjudicated Presentations:

Dog Sees God, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival-Louisiana,

McNeese State University Festival, 2011


Night of the Iguana, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival- Louisiana,

University of New Orleans, 2010, and Invited Region 6 Festival, Amarillo, TX


Versus from Jordan, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival- Louisiana,

University of New Orleans, 2009


Awards:

American College Theatre Festival- Louisiana, Excellence in Hosting Technical Director, 2011

American College Theatre Festival- Louisiana, Excellence in Festival Hosting, 2010

American College Theatre Festival- Louisiana, Excellence in Lighting Design, …Jordan, 2009

New Orleans Ambi Award, Best Set Design, Return to Forbidden Planet, JPAS 2009

Marshall University, Clayton Page Award, Outstanding Graduate, 1997

Marshall University, Bruce Greenwood Scholarship, 1996

United Institute for Theatre Technology, Stage Management Mentorship 1994


Produced Design/Technical/Management:



2014

Crucible, Design Mentor/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

School House Rock, Designer/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

How to Succeed, Designer/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

Pajama Game, Designer/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

The King & I, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Other Desert Cities, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

A Chorus Line, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre



2013

Annie, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Dial-M, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Hamlet, Design Mentor/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

Aladdin Jr., Designer/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

Little Shop, Designer/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

Oklahoma, Designer/Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre/Co-Pro Paper Mill Playhouse

Doubt, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Singing In the Rain, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre/Co-Pro The Fulton Theatre



2012

The Music Man, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Amadeus, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Through The Looking Glass, Technical Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Aladdin, Production Design, Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

The Louisiana Purchase, Set Design/Technical Direction, McNeese State University Theatre

All My Sons, Set Design/Technical Direction, McNeese State University Theatre

A Lesson Before Dying, Set/Lighting Design/Technical Direction, Urban Soul Theatre


2011

A Christmas Cinderella, Production Design, The Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

Dog Sees God, Set/Lighting Design/Technical Direction, McNeese State University Theatre

Pygmalion, Set/Lighting Design/Technical Direction, McNeese State University Theatre

Peter Pan, Production Design, The Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

Hay Fever, Set Design/Technical Direction, University of New Orleans

The Glass Menagerie, Lighting Design/Technical Direction, University of New Orleans,

-New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival featured production Le Petit Theatre

Outside Sitka, Technical Direction, New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

Love Letters Bryan Batt & Patricia Clarkson, Design, Le Petit Theatre, New Orleans

Night of The Iguana, Lighting Design/Technical Direction, KCACTF R6, Amarillo Tx.

A Night of Broadway Lights, Technical Direction/Videographer, University New Orleans


2010

Best Christmas Pageant, Production Design, Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

Outside Sitka, Technical Direction, University of New Orleans

Experiment with an Air Pump, Technical Direction, University of New Orleans

Aladdin Jr., Set/Lighting Design & ZFX flying asst., Jefferson Parish Public School

Talent Theatre, Haynes Academy Theatre Department

AFTERLIFE: a ghost story, Set Welding/Furniture const., Southern Rep, New Orleans

Alice’s Wonderland Adventures, Production Design, Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

Our Town, Technical Director/Lighting Designer, University of New Orleans

Night of The Iguana, Lighting Design/Technical Direction, University of New Orleans,

-New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival featured production Le Petit Theatre

Tio’s Blues, Technical Direction, New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival


2009

The Night before Christmas, Production Design, Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

Verses from Jordan, Technical Director/Lighting Design, University of New Orleans

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Technical Director, University of New Orleans

Wizard of Oz, Production Design, Lakefront Youth Theatre Experience

Kidsummer Night's Dream, Set/Light/Sound, JPAS, New Orleans

Bye Bye Birdie, Set/Lighting Design/Sound Engineer, Jefferson Parish Public Schools

-Talent Theatre, Haynes Academy Theatre Department

Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, Lighting Design, JPAS, New Orleans

Much Ado… , Lighting Design/Technical Direction, University of New Orleans

Indifferent Blue, Technical Direction, University New Orleans

Scandalous! Life of D.H. Lawrence, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans

Tio’s Blues, Technical Direction, University New Orleans

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Rigging installation, JPAS, New Orleans


2008

Miracle On 34th Street, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans

Miss Margarita’s Way, Lighting Design/Technical Direction, University of New Orleans

Best Christmas Pageant, Production Design, JPAS, New Orleans

Return to Forbidden Planet, Set Design, Jefferson Perf. Arts Society, New Orleans

Wonka Jr., ZFX flying assistant install/strike, Jefferson Parish Public Schools

-Talent Theatre, Haynes Academy Theatre Department

Dark end of Days, Technical Director, University of New Orleans

The Chairs, Technical Director, University of New Orleans

The History Boy, Set/Light/Projection Design, Southern Rep/FourFront Theatre

Nunsense, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans *Tour

Madama Butterfly, Production Manager/Technical Director, JPAS, New Orleans

All Shook Up, Production Manager/Lighting Designer, JPAS, New Orleans

Aida, Production Manager, Set/Lighting Design, JPAS, New Orleans

Once Upon A Mattress, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans

Ruthless! The Musical, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans

Tosca, Production Manager/Technical Director, Set Design, JPAS, New Orleans *Tour

Flanagan’s Wake, Production Manager/Sound Engineer, JPAS, New Orleans *Tour

Great American Trailer Park, Production Manager/Sound Engineer, JPAS, New Orleans

Fiddler On the Roof, Production Manager, Set/Lighting Designer, JPAS, New Orleans


2007

A Christmas Carol, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans

La Traviata, Production Manager, Set/Lighting Designer, JPAS, New Orleans

The Girl In The Frame, Production Manager, Sound Engineer, JPAS, New Orleans

A Scandalous Affair, Production Manager, JPAS, New Orleans

Fleeing Katrina… , Production Manager/Multi-media, JPAS, New Orleans

Last Five Years, Lighting Design, Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth New Hampshire

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Cotton Patch Gospel, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Tartuffe, Lighting Designer, Western Kentucky university Theatre

Pride and Prejudice, Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Shakespeare Abridged, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky


2006

Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Set Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Lend Me A Tenor, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Anne of Green Gables, Set Design, Western Kentucky University Theatre

You Can’t Take it With You, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Enchanted Sleeping Beauty, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

How I Learned to Drive, Lighting Designer, Western Kentucky University Theatre

Merry Wives of Windsor, Production Manager, Set Design, Kentucky Rep

Murderer, Production Manager, Set Design, Kentucky Rep

Lying In State, Production Manager, Kentucky Rep

The Gospel of Mark, Production Manager, Kentucky Rep

Greater Tuna, Production Manager, Technical Director, Kentucky Rep

Strangers On A Train, Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Blood Brothers, Technical Director, Western Kentucky University Theatre

Pump Boys and Dinettes, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Shakespeare Abridged, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

To Kill a Mocking Bird, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky


2005

Inherit The Wind, Technical Director, Western Kentucky University

Harvey, Set/Lighting Design, Public Theatre of Kentucky

Grease, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Velveteen Rabbit, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Hamlet, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

One Page Play Challenge, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Mrs. Kimbles Tempest, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

The Lake, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre


2004

Greetings, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Seussical, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Stand By Your Man, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Gatherings in Graveyards, Technical Director, Mill Mountain Theatre

Annie, Production Manager/Lighting Design, Theatre West Virginia

Honey In The Rock, Production Manager/Lighting Design, Theatre West Virginia

Hatfields and McCoys, Production Manager/Lighting Design, Theatre West Virginia

The Odd Couple, Technical Director, Appalachian Regional Theatre, Oglebay Institute

The Importance of Being Ernest, Technical Director, Angevin Players, Tamarack

The Ubu Plays, Set/Lighting Design, Professional Training Academy, Theatre WV


2003

Alexander…Very Bad Day, Technical Director, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS

A Different Moon, Technical Director, William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS

Oklahoma, Production Manager/Master Electrician, Theatre West Virginia

Honey In The Rock, Production Manager/Master Electrician, Theatre West Virginia

Hatfields and McCoys, Production Manager/Master Electrician, Theatre West Virginia

Romeo and Juliet, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

Dinner with Friend, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

A Flea in her Ear, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

2002

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

The World Goes Round, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

God’s Country, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

Joseph … Dreamcoat, Technical Director, Sound Engineer, Theatre West Virginia

Honey In The Rock, Technical Director, Sound Engineer, Theatre West Virginia

Hatfields and McCoys, Technical Director, Sound Engineer, Theatre West Virginia

The Winters Tale, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

Anton in Show Business, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

The Festival of Zeus, Chivalry Festival Design, Mystic Krewe of Zeus


2001

Nutcracker, Lighting Designer, Mississippi Youth Ballet, Hattiesburg, MS

GodSpell, Technical Director, University of Southern Mississippi

All My Sons, Master Carpenter, University of Southern Mississippi

Bloody Poetry, Master Welder, University of Southern Mississippi

Sound of Music, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Theatre West Virginia

Honey In The Rock, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Theatre West Virginia

Hatfields and McCoys, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Theatre West Virginia

The Barber of Seville, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Southern Opera, MS

The Festival of Zeus, 2001 a Zeus Odyssey Festival Design, Mystic Krewe of Zeus


2000

Joseph … Dreamcoat, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Southern Opera, MS

The Fantasticks, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Southern Opera, MS

National Dance Institute, Lighting Designer, College of the Arts, Hattiesburg, MS

New Years Eve Y2K, Moving Light Tech/Spot Op. PLS Inc at Chicago House of Blues

Miller Genuine Draft Presents Club Aragon, Lighting Tech, Chicago Club Aragon


1999

The Nutcracker, Technical Director, Ballet Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Set Design, New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS

Charlie Brown, Lighting Design, Southern Opera, Hattiesburg, MS

National Dance Institute, Lighting Design, College of the Arts, Hattiesburg, MS

Ballet Florida, Master Electrician, College of the Arts, Hattiesburg, MS

Closer Than Ever, Lighting Design, University of Southern Mississippi

The Tender Land, Lighting Design, Southern Opera, Hattiesburg, MS


1998

Aladdin, Rigging Install, William Carry College, Hattiesburg, MS

Laura Denise, Lighting Design, University of Southern Mississippi

Jane Comfort Dance Company, Master Electrician, University of Southern Mississippi

Buried Child, Electrician/Carpenter, University of Southern Mississippi

Lysistrata, Electrician/Carpenter, University of Southern Mississippi

Hay Fever, Electrician/Carpenter, Southern Arena Theatre

Mouse Trap, Electrician/Carpenter, Southern Arena Theatre

The Imaginary Invalid, Electrician/Carpenter, Southern Arena Theatre

On the Verge, Technical Director, Millikin University Summer Theatre

Laundry & Bourbon, Set Designer/Tech Director, Millikin University Summer Theatre

Lone Star, Set Designer/Tech Director, Millikin University Summer Theatre

One for the Road, Master Carpenter, Millikin University Theatre

The Lover, Master Carpenter, Millikin University Theatre

Slaughter City, Set Designer, Millikin University Theatre

Phantom, Head Rigger/Carpenter, Krannert Center, Millikin University

Antigone, Technical Director, Millikin University Theatre


1997

Nutcracker, Head Rigger, Krannert Center, Millikin University

Brighton Beach Memoirs, Master Carpenter, Millikin University Theatre

The Marriage of Figaro, Technical Director, Millikin University Theatre

A View From The Bridge, Lighting Designer, Millikin University Theatre

Anything Goes, Technical Director, Millikin University Theatre

Sound of Music, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Huntington Outdoor Theatre

Oklahoma, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Huntington Outdoor Theatre

Laundry & Bourbon, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Lone Star, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

The Madrigal Unicorn, Sound Design/Engineer, Marshall University Theatre

Philadelphia Here I Come, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre


1996

The Nutcracker, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Theatre *Tour

Macbeth, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Play On, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Summer Theatre

Hello Dolly, Carpenter/Electrician, Huntington Outdoor Theatre

The Fantasticks, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Summer Theatre

GodSpell, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Summer Theatre

The Good Doctor, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Dry Rot, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Gianni Schicci, Asst. Stage Manager, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Trouble In Tahiti, Stage Manager, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre


1995

The Nutcracker, Master Electrician, Marshall University Theatre *Tour

The Miracle Worker, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

The Boyfriend, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Othell, Run Crew, Utah Shakespeare Festival

Much Ado, Run Crew, Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Tempest, Run Crew, Utah Shakespeare Festival

Henry VIII, Run Crew, Utah Shakespeare Festival

You Can’t Take It with You, Run Crew, Utah Shakespeare Festival

A Funny Thing … to the Forum, Run Crew, Utah Shakespeare Festival

Of Mice and Men, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Theatre

The Stages of Man, Electrician/Board Op., Marshall University Theatre

Hobson’s Choice, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre


1994

The Nutcracker, Master Electrician, Marshall University Theatre *Tour

A Shayna Maidel, Sound Engineer, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Annie Get Your Gun, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

…In Harvard yard, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Summer Theatre

Couple of White Chicks…, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Summer Theatre

Lil’ Abner, Carpenter/Electrician, Huntington Outdoor Theatre

On Golden Pond, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Summer Theatre

How to Succeed…, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

A View from the Bridge, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

The 1940’s Radio Hour, Lighting Designer, Marshall University Theatre *Tour

The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre


1993

The Nutcracker, Head Rigger, Marshall University Theatre *Tour

A Funny Thing … to the Forum, Master Electrician/Protean, Marshall University Theatre

Noises Off, Carpenter/Welder/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Light Up The Sky, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Summer Theatre

Hot House, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Summer Theatre

Gillian’s 37th Birthday, Asst. Set Designer, Marshall University Summer Theatre

The Most Happy Fellow, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

The Rivals, Carpenter/Welder/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

Biloxi Blues, Carpenter/Electrician/Board Op., Marshall University Theatre

Autumn Garden, Carpenter/Electrician/Board Op., Marshall University Theatre


1992

The Nutcracker, Electrician/Rigger, Marshall University Theatre *Tour

Brigadoon, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre

The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Carpenter/Electrician, Marshall University Theatre



1987-1992

Various Touring Music Acts/Rock Bands, Sound & Light Tech/Stage Hand, Huntington, WV

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