DAWN KENSETH

PRODUCTION & HEAD ELECTRICIAN

CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH MY FAIR LADY NATIONAL TOUR

(Well, currently on layoff/hiatus due to Covid-19)

BUT ALWAYS OPEN TO DISCUSSING WHAT'S NEXT...

 
CURRENT & RECENT PROJECTS:
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My Fair Lady

HEAD ELECTRICIAN

2019-2020-2021 National Tour

Troika Entertainment

Lighting Design by Don Holder, ALD: Karen Spahn

Current Position (except that we're on a Covid-19 hiatus/layoff). An 8 truck production of the Lincoln Center show. A fairly typical touring rig of trusses, ladders, lighting rovers & set electrics.  Approx 70 moving lights to focus & maintain, including a larger than average FOH LX hang. We're using City Theatrical's new Multiverse technology to control FOH and set electrics- including the Higgins Study (a variety of sconces), lampposts (LED Tape), and the Pub (LED Birdies). 

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Jesus Christ Superstar

PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN

2019-2020 National Tour

WorkLight Productions

Lighting Design by Lee Curran, Associate LD: Ryan O'Gara

Built in Fall of 2019, this tour was a recreation/import of a similar production in the U.K. (and once seen at Chicago Lyric).  Unique technical challenges including installing tourable set electrics into a set we didn't see until the very last minute at tech.  In addition, we used ETC's Dimmer doubling technology to achieve maximum flexibility of the plethora of Source4 Pars.

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Santa Fe Opera - 2019 Summer

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers, Cosi Fan Tutte, Jenufa, The Thirteeth Child & Various Other Events

A member of a lighting team that consisted of lighting director, 3 lighting supervisors, myself, an AME, shop electrician, programmer, video tech & then 8 student/early career apprentices. We had 5 guest designers (1 for each show). Each show had unique needs in regards to set electrics, HMI Rovers, and/or pyrotechnics. All shows ran in full rep, so daily changeovers and focus were a large unique process in this outdoor (with roof) venue.

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White Christmas

PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN

2019 National Tour, Work Light Productions

​Lighting Design by Ken Billington, ALD: Jonathan Spencer. 

 

I've also served as Production Electrician for 2014-2017 National Tours and have toured as the Head Electrician for the '14, '15 & '17 Seasons).  This is a 6 truck production designed to load in in 10 hours.  Due to the seasonal nature of it, the tech-week process is very short, therefore getting the show re-built & on it's way each season requires solid paperwork & plan.  In addition, each season usually has included some small changes (re: changing moving light type, updating set electrics, etc.)  Maybe we'll retire the scrollers someday...

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CATS

PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN

2020- National Tour, Troika Entertainment

Lighting Design by Natasha Katz, Assoc LD: Craig Stelzenmuller

The New National Tour Based on the 2016 Broadway Revival.  This updated production required combining various set-lx elements from the Broadway show, the old touring production along with new-built items into a new lean touring machine.  This included RGB-pixel mapped festoons, various strobes, RGB custom-built "Cat Eyes", and multiple fog devices.

OTHER PAST PRODUCTIONS:

SOME ADDITIONAL TOURS: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Mamma Mia, American Idiot, In the Heights, Avenue Q.

 

Photo Credits: Matthew Murphy (Jesus Christ Superstar, Color Purple, Aint Too Proud, Cats), Joan Marcus (My Fair Lady), Jeremy Daniel (Something Rotten, White Christmas, Nice Work Tour), Gary Ng (Ogunquit: SNF & MDQ), Bruce Bennett (Mermaid), Carol Rosegg (RENT & Cinderella), Julia Lynn (Porgy & Bess) & Dawn Kenseth,

SKILLS & EDUCATION:
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MEMBERSHIPS & EDUCATION

  • IATSE - ACT Member since '09

  • BFA Theatre Tech/Design (& Minor in Dance), Millikin University (Decatur, IL)

  • OSHA 10/GES (2018)

  • Completed various AWP (Genie) Trainings

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED

  • Various ETC-Branded Courses (Ion Console Training, Networking Fundamentals, DMX Operation/Troubleshooting)

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CONSOLES & SOFTWARE:

  • ETC's EOS Family of Consoles includuing multi-console networks, iRFR, OSC, MSC & SMPTE Show Control.

  • Lightwright 5 & 6

  • Basic Vectorworks & AutoCAD

  • Moving Light Assistant

  • Filemaker Pro

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EXPERIENCED & SKILLED WITH:

  • Moving Light & Scroller Repair

  • Dry Ice & CO2 Effects

  • Wireless DMX Control

  • Creating LED Tape & Set Electric Projects

  • Soldering

  • Followspot Operation

  • Leading crews of all ages & skill levels

  • 4D Truck Pack Tetris (yes 4).

Some Of My Other Personal Projects:

A) Making Load-out TimeLapses:

 

B) Hobby Photography: #stageshotsunday (on Twitter), Lightning & Other Misc Pics

3-2-1...CONTACT
  • twitter
  • linkedin

Snail Mailing Address:
3929 S. Read Rd., Janesville, WI 53546


Current Location/Address:
Let me know if you need it:

Madison, WI, 53704

Email: dkenseth at gmail dot com

Cell: 217-433-5129

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