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Sarabeth Spector

Emerson College

Biography

Sarabeth Spector is currently a student at Emerson College, studying for a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology, with an emphasis in scenic design and properties. She has over five years of experience in theatre, ranging from youth community theatre to larger scale professional theatre. She has varied skills in all aspects of theatre production, including design, fabrication and event prep.

Interests

  • Scenic Design
  • Prop Fabrication

Education

  • BFA, Theatre Design/Technology, 2022

    Emerson College

Skills

Set Design

Hand Drafting

Scenic Construction

Photoshop

Electrics

Photography

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Scenic Designer

Emerson Stage

Apr 2020 – Sep 2020 Boston, MA
Men on Boats by Jaclyn Blackhaus
Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the directors to understand and produce a design fitting their vision
  • Working with other members of the creative team to create a cohesive vision
  • Producing complete sets of draftings to communicate needs to other members of the team
  • Producing models to supplements drawings and aid in understanding the design
  • Producing comprehensive paint elevations for the paint charge
  • Delegating tasks to an assistant across the country
  • Keeping all members of the team informed with up to date information when we could not meet in person
 
 
 
 
 

Prop Master

Emerson Stage

Jan 2020 – Feb 2020 Boston, MA

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working closely with scenic designer and director to fit props to their vision
  • Sourcing props from stock, online, etc
  • making any modifications necissary to existing or purchased props
  • delegating tasks to assistant
  • Performing maintainence on props during the run of the show
 
 
 
 
 

Scenic Designer

Rareworks Theatre Company at Emerson College

Sep 2019 – Nov 2019 Boston, MA

What Every Girl Should Know by Monica Byrne

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the director to understand and produce a design fitting her vision
  • Working with other members of the creative team to create a cohesive vision
  • Producing drawings to communicate design to other members of the creative and production team
  • Sourcing materials to build and paint set
  • Building and painting set
  • Loading in/out of space
 
 
 
 
 

Overhire Electrician

Frost Productions

Aug 2019 – Present Boston, MA
 
 
 
 
 

Properties Artisan

Ohio Light Opera

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Wooster, OH
Responsibilities include:

  • Working under a props master as part of a small team
  • Wssisting with load ins/outs, and runs of shows
  • Working in conjunction and in assistance to other departments
  • All in service of a 7 show, rotating reperatory season
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Scenic Designer

Emerson Stage

May 2019 – Oct 2019 Boston, MA

Flora, The Red Menace Book by George Abbott and Robert Russell, Music by John Kander and Frank Ebb

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the designer to assist in creating and developing her vision
  • Attending weekly production meetings
  • Taking notes
  • Large scale photoshop projects
  • Reaearchinbg images to utilize in the set
  • Assisiting pulling props and dressing the set
  • Assisting in building the model
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Scenic Designer

Emerson Stage

Jan 2019 – Jan 2019 Boston, MA
New Play Workshop: Mad Moon Book by Lisa D'Amour, Music by Sam Caft Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the designer to assist in creating and developing his vision
  • Attending weekly production meetings
  • Taking notes
  • Working with the desiner to create a groundplan
  • Producing drawings to communicate design
  • Assisting in building the model
 
 
 
 
 

Student

Emerson College

Aug 2018 – May 2022 Boston, MA
BFA Theatre Design/Technology, focusing in scenic design and properties
 
 
 
 
 

Production Intern

American Conservatory Theatre

Jun 2018 – Aug 2018 San Francisco, CA
Assisted the technical director/scenic designer on designing and building “Young Conservatory” show
 
 
 
 
 

Youth Worker

Young People's Teen Musical Theatre Company

May 2014 – May 2018 San Francisco, CA
Responsibilities include:

  • Stage hand
  • Props sourcing and fabrication
  • Backstage management
  • Leading a small team to run all backstage aspects of a show