PROFESSIONAL RESUME



Judith Cullen

Artist ~ Storyteller ~ Author


Judith Cullen is a theater artist from the Pacific Northwest with over 25 years of experience as a designer, production manager, and producer for theater and opera. Since 2008 she has worked as a volunteer presenting literature live in the online metaverse of Second Life ©, logging in over 500 hours to benefit a variety of charities including War Child North America, Project Children, and Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Cullen has recently expanded her skill sets, transforming her professional theater experience, combined with her work as a virtual storyteller, into a refreshed career as a narrator, voice artist, and author.

RESUME, VITA, and DESIGN PORTFOLIO ONLINE at www.jdcdesigns.blogspot.com

 
STATE COORDINATOR - Poetry Out Loud for ArtsWA -  July 2013 to Present
Working with the Manager of the Arts-in-Education division of ArtsWA (The Washington State Arts Commission) to coordinate all activity and resources from registration through final state-wide competition of the Poetry Out Loud program for grades 9-12 for Washington State.

CONSULTANT -  June 2013 to Present
Working as a consultant to small and start-up level non-profits.  Providing advise on organizational systems, basic fund development and budgeting, fundamentals of marketing and governance.

SELF TRAINING -  January 2012 to Present
Developing skills in PhotoShop, Audacity, Cool Edit Pro, Blender. Education and research in current trends of the publishing industry (print, electronic, and audio publishing included).

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER.......THE BROADWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – September 2008 to January 2012
Management of Backstage operations for three venues of the Broadway Center including supervision of the IATSE stagehands, scheduling, advance work, pre-rig, load-in, performance and load-out, arrange accommodations & ground transport, arrange and manage backline, budgeting, systems maintenance and client/user support, point-of-contact for Resident Arts Organizations. (Full time Exempt)

GRANTS MANAGER.......CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF TACOMA – July 2007 to September 2008
Writing and managing the implementation of grants and sponsorships constituting $250,000 + out of a $790,0000 annual budget.  Includes file maintenance, research, writing, reporting, and funder recognition among other staff responsibilities. (Part time)

FREELANCE ARTIST.......SIMPLY CREATIVE TACOMA – April 1992 to present
Combined creative work as a Scenic Designer, Scenic Artist, Desktop Publisher, Graphic Artist, Teaching Artist and Writer to serve a variety of clients in the numerous disciplines listed. 

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.......Tacoma Little Theatre – Aug ‘01 to Sept ‘06

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.......Tacoma Little Theatre – April 2000 to July 2001
INTERIM THEATRE MANAGER.............Tacoma Little Theatre  - Nov 1999 – April 2000
PRODUCTION MANAGER.....................Tacoma Little Theatre - May 1993 thru November 1999
CHARGE ARTIST.........The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland, OR. - October 1990 – March 1993

CHIEF SCENIC ARTIST..............Heartland Scenic Studios, Omaha, NE - August 1988 to October 1990.

VARIOUS PRODUCTION POSITIONS......... Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma, WA - May 1985 - March 1988           

SCENIC ARTIST...........................Never Never Land, Tacoma, WA May ‘86 - August ‘87

EDUCATION
            Bachelor of Theatre (Design/Technical) Willamette University, Salem OR.
            Graduate Studies (Scenic/Light Design) Purdue University,  Lafayette  IN.


AWARDS
1991 – 2006    Eleven time recipient of “Outstanding Scenic Design” Richard Odlin Award



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008    Sabbatical Replacement Asst-Instructor    University of Puget Sound
Scenic Design (W/ Carey Wong)

2008    Guest Artist, (Scenic Art) Collage of Comedy University of Puget Sound

1997    Guest Artist, The Sea                                     Willamette University

1995    Faux Finishes for the Stage                           Tacoma Little Theatre
                                                                                    30 Hour Project/Lecture Course
1995    Design Basics for the Stage                          Tacoma Little Theatre
                                                                                    Variety of small lecture/project workshops
1992 & ’92 Fundamentals of Scenic Design Tacoma Little Theatre -
                                                                                    30 Hour  Project/Lecture Course
1992    Fundamentals of Scenic Painting                  Tacoma Little Theatre
                                                                                    30 Hour Project/Lecture Course
1988    Development of the Greek Stage              Clover Park School District – Gifted Student Program
1988    The Art of Illusion                                       Clover Park School District – Gifted Student Program
1988    The Production Process                              Clover Park School District – Gifted Student Program     

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2009    Co-Chair of American Association of Community Theatre "AACTFest '09"
              (National Theatre Festival - Workshops - Exhibtions) at the Pantages Theatre , Tacoma WA
2005    Chair: Washington State Community Theater State Festival
2003    Chair Region IX AACT Theater Festival (May, 2003)


On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SimplyCreativeJudithCullen
On Twitter @CullenJudy



PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES  Available on Request

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