Gillian Richards

gillian.richards@gmail.com

 

Valid Driver’s License: Class 5 – clean abstract

Theatrical User/Assistant Pyrotechnics License

Apprentice Display Fireworks License

 Languages spoken/written: English and French

Able to read music/apply makeup

 

 

Experience

 

Fall 2009                             Lighting Designer                                                                                             The 5th of July

Professional theatre production at John Abbott College’s Casgrain Theatre

      Directed by Joan McBride

 

Fall 2009                              Stagehand                                                                                                The 3 Musketeers

Children’s theatre produced at St. Georges Anglican Church and part of the Centaur Children’s Series.

      Directed by Simone Nichol

 

Fall 2009                              Costume Crew                                                                                                     Cloud Nine

Theatre Workshop production at John Abbott College’s Casgrain Theatre                 

      Directed by Andrew Cuk      

 

Summer 2009                     Stage Manager                                                                                                   The Tempest

Part of St. John’s Newfoundland’s 17th annual Shakespeare By The Sea Festival

      Directed by Danielle Irvine

 

Spring 2009                     Assistant Stage Manager                                                                Peer Gynt (American Version)

Professional theatre production at John Abbott College’s Casgrain Theatre

      Directed by Joan McBride

 

Winter 2008                     Lighting Operator and Assistant to the Director                      Puss in Boots: A Pantomime

Children’s theatre produced at the Theatre Ste-Catherine and part of the Centaur Children’s Series.

      Directed by Simone Nichol

 

Fall/Winter 2008               Properties Crew                                                                                         The Hot L Baltimore 

Professional theatre production at John Abbott College’s Casgrain Theatre

      Theatre department chaired by Christopher Brown

 

Summer 2008                 Stage Manager                               I See London, I See France: The Underwear Musical 

      New musical produced at the Armand Bombardier Theatre at the Montreal McCord Museum

      Directed by Stephane Pietrantoni

 

Summer 2008                 Stage Manager and Assistant Director                                            Spike! at the Montreal Fringe 

One man show produced at the Theatre Ste-Catherine

Directed and performed by Thomas Monahan

 

Spring 2008                   Stage Manager and Sound Operator                                                     Cabaret/Graduation Show 

Graduation cabaret and awards presentation for the John Abbott Professional Theatre class of 2008

Directed by Robert Burns

 

Spring 2008                   Scenic Carpenter                                                                                                    Elektra

Studio stage performance at John Abbott College

Directed by Andrew Cuk

 

Spring 2008                   Scenic Carpenter                                                                                         The Rose Tattoo

Professional theatre production at John Abbott College’s Casgrain Theatre

      Theatre department chaired by Christopher Brown

 

Winter 2007/08              Stage Manager and Technical Director                                                         Heavy Petting Zoo

Cabaret style burlesque show at Café Cleopatre

Bad Taste Burlesque Productions

 

Fall 2007                       Wardrobe Assistant                                                                       Not Wanted on the Voyage

Theatre Workshop production at John Abbott College’s Casgrain Theatre

Directed by Andrew Cuk

 

Summer 2007                Stage Manager and Graphic Design                                           Une Arabesque et Deux Pianos

The Leonardo Project at Concordia University’s Oscar Peterson Concert Hall

      In association with Music PhD program at Concordia University

 

 

Spring 2007                   Stage Manager                                                                                              Project #26

McGill Drama Festival at The Player’s Theatre Black Box

      Directed by Jessica Mulvogue

 

 

Education

2007 – 2009                               John Abbott College                         Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

Professional Theatre - Production

·         Professional training concentrating on preparing students for a career in theatre. Incorporates elements of design and technical production.

 

1999-2001                                 Herzing College                                                   Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Computer Programming A.E.C.

·         Intensive computer college level degree.

 

1996 – 1999                              Dawson College                                                  Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Social Science

·         College level social sciences degree with specialization in psychology.

 

Other Employment

2008 – 2009                              Head Research Inc.                                            Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·         Hostess for consumer focus groups.

 

2005 - 2008                   Telus National Business Assurance                                  Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·         Technical support for land lines, fiber and internet connectivity.

 

2004 - 2005                               WebHelp Inc.                                                     Montreal, Quebec, Canada

·         Microsoft Product Support Specialist for PowerPoint, FrontPage and Publisher.

 

2002-2003                                 Select Australasia                                     Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

·         Receptionist and office administration.

 

2001-2002                                 British Hills Educational Resort                                         Fukushima, Japan

·         Receptionist, recreation staff and teacher’s aide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References available on request