Current Address:

8301 44th Street

Lyons, IL 60354

Phone: (317) 440-5010

cathy@cathybowren.com

Cathy L. Bowren

Permanent Address:

2531 Fairhaven Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46229

Phone: (317) 894-9876

cathy@cathybowren.com

RECENT PROJECTS

August 2016

Direct from Death Row: the Scottsboro Boys, directed by Michael Menendian

Stage Manager
Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL

February 2016

The Old Friends, directed by Michael Menendian
Stage Manager
Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

2010 present

Ensemble Member & Resident Stage Manager

Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL

December 2008

Premiere of Misamerica, directed by Greg Kolack
Production Assistant
Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL

October 2008

Jesus Hopped the A Train, directed by Michael Menendian
Stage Manager
Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL

May 2008

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, directed by Michael Menendian
Assistant Stage Manager
Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL

March 2008

Lust, Lies, & Marriage, directed by Antonio Fava
Lighting Designer
Piccolo Theatre, Evanston, IL

February & March 2007

Death of a Salesman, directed by Tim Ocel
Production Assistant
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

March 2006

Noises Off!, directed by Gabe Huddleston
Assistant Technical Director & Advisor to Student Lighting Designer
Warren Central High School Drama Department, Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

November 2005

Into the Woods, directed by Gabe Huddleston
Lighting Designer & Assistant Technical Director
Warren Central High School Drama Department, Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

July 2005

Three Days of Rain, directed by Tyler Smith
Lighting Designer
Huddleberg Productions, Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

February & March 2005

John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, directed by Michael Edwards
Production Assistant
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

November & December 2004

A Christmas Carol: the New Musical, directed by Claude McNeal
Follow Spot Operator
American Cabaret Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

October 2003

The Swan, directed by Greg Justice

Lighting Designer

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

April 2003

La Clemenza di Tito, directed by Ping Chong

Assistant to Production Designer Randy Ward

Kay Theatre, College Park, MD

 

April 2003

Human Rites, directed by Emsa Lakovic

Lighting Designer

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

November 2002

Riddley Walker, directed by David Johnson

Lighting Designer

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

October 2002

The Laramie Project, directed by Susanna Rinehart

Lighting Designer

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

February 2003

ACTF Regional Competition, Savannah, GA

Entry in the Barbizon Design Awards Regional Competition

 

October 2002

Alumni Reunion Concert, VCU Department of Dance

Lighting Supervisor

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

April 2002

Premiere of Ed Falcos Radon!, directed by David Johnson

Assistant to Lance Darcy, Lighting Designer

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

April 2002

Ping Chongs Obon

Assistant to Randy Ward, Lighting Designer

Seattle Repertory Theatre & Spoleto Festival, USA

 

April 2002

Spring Dance 2002, Hollins University Dance Department

Stage Manager, Assistant to Junko Yamada, Lighting Designer

Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

 

February 2002

Hallbritter Performing Arts Center

Assistant to Randy Ward, Theatre Consultant

Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

 

February 2002

Ping Chongs Reason

Assistant to Randy Ward, Lighting Designer

Market Theatre, Cambridge, MA

 

November 2001

Ballet Gala, Radford University Dance Department,

Frano Jelincic & Dagmar Kessler, Directors

Production Electrician, Assistant to Lance Darcy, Lighting Designer

Radford University, Radford, VA

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

February 2009 - present

Freeman Audio Visual (Chicago, IL)

Warehouse Lighting Technician

October 2007 to February 2011

PSAV Event Services (Des Plaines, IL)

Event Technology Specialist

 

October 2004 to February 2011

Mystery Caf (Indianapolis, IN)

Company Manager

 

August 2006 to October 2007

Contemporary Services Corporation, Indpls. Colts & RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN)
Event Staff

 

June 2004 to October 2007

Warren Performing Arts Center (Indianapolis, IN)

Assistant Technical Director, Box Office & House Manager

Creating & maintaining computerized mailing list of over 10,000 entries

Daily operations of WPAC Box Office and Administration (ticket sales, scheduling, filing, billing, bookkeeping)

Creating & implementing computerized forms (invoices, account reports, sales records, cover letters)

Creating Graphic Designs and Press Releases for all WPAC events (programs, posters, flyers, season brochures, newspaper advertising)

August 2001 to December 2003

Virginia Tech Theatre Arts Department (Blacksburg, VA)

Graduate Assistant/ Staff Carpenter

Production positions including Lighting Designer, Assistant Lighting Designer, Production Electrician, Moving Light Programmer

Maintaining lighting inventory of approximately 450 instruments

Supervising of Electrics load-in & strike crew

 

 

Spoleto Festival, USA (Charleston, SC)

May & June 2003

Apprentice Electrician Special Projects

May & June 2002

Apprentice Electrician 6 shows in the Robinson, Sottile, & Memminger Theatres

 

June to August 2001-2003

 

Warren Performing Arts Center (Indianapolis, IN)

Technical & Box Office Assistant

Rewriting & Updating Facilities Manual & Technical Specifications Handbook

Creating lighting instrument inventory & organization system

 

February 1999 to May 2001

Calvin College Communication Arts & Sciences Department

(Grand Rapids, MI)

Head Electrician

Supervising electrics load-in & strike for 5 to 6 productions a year

Scheduling & managing a student crew of 4 to 6 for each production

Maintaining an inventory of approximately 250 instruments

 

RELATED SKILLS
  • PC & MACINTOSH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (including AutoCAD, VectorWorks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Lightwright, & Microsoft Office)
  • COMPUTER LIGHTING CONTROL (including ETC Obsession, Expression, Smart Fade, Hog 500 & IPC, Strand Century GSX & Light Palette 430, & Rosco Horizon)
  • INTELLIGENT LIGHTING (including High End Studio Spot, Studio Beam, & Studio Color, Martin MAC 550 & 600)
  • INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (15 years instruction in piano, 8 years in flute)
  • PUPPETRY (including 1 year as assistant director & choreographer of the Castleview Puppeteers, Indianapolis, IN)
  • STAGE MANAGEMENT
  • SOUND PRODUCTION
EDUCATION

Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

Two years study completed towards Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design, 2001-2003

GPA 3.51 (A=4.0)

 

Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts & Sciences (Specialization in Theatre, focus on Lighting & Stage Management), minors in German & English, May 2001

Courses include a month studying theatre in London & Stratford, England (January 2001)

GPA 3.55 (A=4.0)

 

 

AWARDS & HONORS

Member of Lambda Pi Eta, National communication honors association

Member of Calvin College Deans List, fall 1998 through spring 2001

2003 Barbizon Design Awards Regional Competition participant

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request


 

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Last Updated 01-21-2017