With over 16 years of theatrical production and event management experience, Kirk has extensive technical theatre experience and—as you might expect—tons of creative problem-solving skills that come in handy for project management and theatre equipment design. His background as a theatre technician gives him a great insight into planning and designing functional, efficient theatres, and his knowledge of computer modeling and architecture provides a foundation for this work.
Before joining us full-time, Kirk worked with us for two summers as an intern while studying at Yale. Previously, he’s been the master electrician at Texas Tech University’s School of Theatre and Dance (Lubbock, TX) and has worked at the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Hollywood Lighting Services (Portland, OR), and The Boston Conservatory.
Kirk received his Master of Fine Arts in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama and has a Bachelor of Arts in technical theatre from West Texas A&M University. In addition, he received his Associate of the Arts in technical theatre from South Plains College and has also taken courses at the Yale School of Architecture. And, if that hasn’t kept him busy enough, in his spare time he loves to grill out, write poetry, and spend time reading stories and playing chess and video games with his daughters.