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Sophie Curran
        Telephone - +44 (0) 121 288 3888
Email - s.curran@spoton.events
Email - sophie@sophie-curran.com

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Events Technician.
  
Hello, I’m Sophie, a Transgender Theatre and Events Technician,
working in theatre since 2003 when I decided to move on from my
old career in IT.

I have worked on a variety of theatre tours, corporate dinners and awards shows, AGMs, TV productions and Cruising. Theatre is always the area I return to as, its where my passion and desire lie. The pressure of getting everything perfect in time to open the doors is worth it when hundreds or thousands enjoy some time away from their hectic lives and have a couple of hours of escapism and enjoyment.

When I started in theatre I started in a small amateur theatre doing set building and decorating. Then volunteered to operate the Lighting and Sound, followed by designing sound and then LX. later adding video into the lighting and pushing the boundaries on what can be achieved.

Moving into Corporate was never planned, but with my IT skills and Theatre skills it fitted in with my skill set.
This side of the work has given some variety and challenges. Setting up lighting and video in a range of venues from offices to arenas and traditional theatres.

I have been ASM, Tech ASM, Technical Production Manager, LX and Sound, LX, LX2, General Tech, Video Tech, LX Designer, Sound Designer, Video Designer, Fly's, Follow Spot and Duty Tech. I’ve covered most areas on stage and FOH.

The biggest challenge was Lighting Production Manager for Cunard on the Queen Elizabeth. Trying to keep the lighting rig running when you are in a different country every day was a challenge, but rewarding and fun with designing and programming a different show every night.

I am always ready to learn new skills and push what I can do.

I set-up and operate SpotOn Events to hire myself, equipment and my skills for events.

Lighting Experience and skills.
- Lighting Design for Musical Theatre, Plays, Dance and Ballet, Gala Dinners, Exhibitions, Stage Sets and Weddings.
- Lighting rigging and installation, Either temporary or installed permentley.
- Focusing generic fixtures.
- Plotting pallets on a range of desks,
- Re-lighting shows from stage plans and photos.
- Plotting with MA, ETC and Avo desks.
- Playing back cues or busking on a range of desks.
- Running dimmer and hot power and DMX.
- Working with DMX, Artnet and SCAN.
- Fault finding and basic repairs to fixtures, generics and moving heads.

Video Experience an
- Installing, Rigging and focusing projectors,
- Installing and rigging flat screens including video walls.
- Operating a range of AV Matrix switchers and Mixers.
- Running SDI, HDMI, VGA and Cat 5/6 cables.
- Converting Signals, Using DAs and Matrixes to distrubute signals.
- Using software such as Vmix and Screen Monkey.

Staging Experience.
- ASM and Tech ASM on theatre productions.
- Building and assembling sets and set maintenance.

Licences.
- Driving Licence (Standard Car and Van up to 3.5t)
- Ipaf 3a and 3b

I am  is employed by SpotOn Events Ltd and is available exclusively through SpotOn. I do not work as a self employed person, I am exclusivley available through SpotOn Events Ltd. All bookings must be made through SpotOn. SpotOn Events is Vat registered so VAT is added to my Rate.

All Bookings must be made by message or email (If agreed in person or on the phone, please follow up with a message)
WhatsApp 0121 288 3888 - Email s.curran@spoton.events
 
         
Diary
 
           
 

Past Productions and Positions

 

LX2 Technician (LX) NiMax Theatres Mar 22 – May 22
Everybodys Talking about Jamie - UK Tour
Depertising for the No 1. Rigging and Focusing fixtures. Updating presets. Calling Spots. Running the desk. Maintaining and cleaning the rig. Calling the truck pack. Rig checks and Stage Practicals.
Freelance Technician (LX) Lichfield Garrick Nov 21 – Current
Receiving house theatre
Casual crew at the Theatre, LX Load in and out. Assisting on stage and running LX and Spots for shows.
Casual Technician (LX) ATG (The Alexandra) Oct 21 – Current
Receiving house theatre
Casual crew at the Theatre, LX Load in and out. Assisting on stage and running LX and Spots for shows.
Casual Technician (LX) Birmingham Hippodrome Nov 21 – Current
Receiving house theatre
Casual crew at the Theatre, LX Load in and out. Assisting on stage and running LX and Spots for shows.
Company Director and Technician SpotOn Events Ltd Mar 18 - Current
Variety of Theatre and Corporate Events.        
Director of SpotOn Events, Designing Lighting, Sound, Projection, Streaming and Pyrotechnics for Theatre Productions, Corporate Events and Conferences. Both for Live in venue and remote online events.
Studio Manager SpotOn Events Studio Jan 21 – Current
SpotOn Events Ltd Live Streaming Studio        
Designed and Setup an online streaming studio to stream Live to YouTube, Zoom and Facebook, Positioning and controlling the PTZ cameras and Lighting. Mixing the sound and radio mics and mixing video and PC sources into live stream.
LX and Tech Swing The Rep on Tour Sept 19 – Nov 19
The Lovely Bones – UK Tour        
LX 2 and Tech Swing for the Lovely Bones tour. Rigging Lighting fixtures and fault finding during the show and helping other departments when needed.
LX2 & Tech Swing Adam Paulden Enterprises June 17 - Aug 17
The Wedding Singer – UK Tour        
LX 2 and Tech Swing covering Sound 2, ASM and Follow Spot Caller.
Technical ASM Evolution Productions Dec 16 - Jan 17
Snow White – Panto        
Technical ASM for panto, Setting and maintenance of props. Setting scenes, Operating motors for silk act and looking after video systems.
Assistant Production Manager Cunard Aug 14 - June 15
Lighting Assistant Production Manager - Cruise        
Looking after all stage lighting on the ship, From the Theatre and Ball Room to all Bars and Clubs. Maintenance of all lighting fixtures. Designing, Plotting and running all shows in the theatre.
Lighting, Sound and AV Lucky Arrow Productions May 13 - July 15
Dusk Rings a Bell (x2 Productions) and Fox Finder – Studio Theatre Productions
Designing the Lighting, Sound and Video for 2 productions, Redesigning one for a 2nd run at another venue 6 months later. Organising all extra kit and programming and running the show each night.
Lighting and Sound Daniel Sparrow Productions July 13 - August 13
Dora the Explore Live – UK Tour        
Relighting at each venue of the tour, Setting up Sound and operating for all shows.
Technician Buxton Opera House Mar 12 – Jan 13
Variety of touring shows and Panto.        
Freelance Technician, working on Lighting, Staging and Sound with touring productions and panto.
Crew Birmingham Rep Dec 11 - Dec 11
The Snowman.        
Working for the production as additional crew on stage. Standard crew duties and stage track.
Technician Bourne Leisure Jun 11 - Nov 11
Haven Holiday Park – Craig Tara, Ayr.        
Technician looking after both main venues at the park and any additional equipment required for events round the site. Designing Lighting for scripted shows and operating for visiting acts and shows. Training entertainers in how to use technical kit and repairing broken equipment and venue maintenance.
Technical Stage Manager European Ballet Mar 11 - Apr 11
Cappelli & Cinderella – Tour.        
Lighting design and relighting at each venue with venue rig. Calling the show and running sound cues from stage. Running the get in and out and building the set. Scene Changes and props and driving company van to venues.
ASM UK Productions Dec 10 - Jan 11
Cinderella – Panto.        
Sourcing and making props, Scene Changes and Prop Setting. Setting and checking Pyros, setting Dry Ice and Smoke Machines and operating during the show.
Video Designer Sutton Arts Theatre Nov 10 - Current
Various Productions of Plays, Musicals and Pantos.
Setting up and supplying projection and screens for a range of Plays, Musicals and Pantos. From single plasma screens to video walls, screens hidden in the set and single or multiple projection including a 4 projector setup for panto to bring effects into the auditorium.
Production Manager Katch 22 Jun 10 - Nov 10
Danger Mouse Saves the World – Tour and Holiday Park.
Designing Lighting and Sound for two productions of the show. A fixed version at a holiday park and a touring production. Recorded and edited all voice overs and background music used in the show. Designed lighting for the Holiday Park with their rig and designed a touring rig and practical's to go on set during the tour to work with venue rigs. Arranging get-in and crew with venues and supervising the get in. Calling the show, mixing radio mics and running scene changes.
Technical Stage Staff Royal Caribbean Jun 09 - Nov 09
Voyager of the Seas – Cruise        
Stage duties during production shows, setting props and scenery into tracks for automation. Setting the stage for visiting acts. Follow Spot for visiting acts and regular shows. Assisting with Lighting Maintenance and fixing fixtures. Working in the Main Theatre and helping in the studio ice ring theatre when required. Setting up for events and bands round the ship and customer service duties on first day of cruise.
Technical Stage Manager European Ballet Mar 08 - Apr 08
Cinderella – Tour
Lighting design and relighting at each venue with venue rig. Calling the show and running sound cues from stage. Running the get in and out and building the set. Scene Changes and props and driving company van to venues.
Freelance Lighting & AV Technician Various Feb 05 – Current
Various Production Companies – Events and Theatre        
Working for Multiple Production Companies, working on Lighting and Video for a range of events for Theatre, TV and Corporate Events.
ASM UK Productions Feb 08 - Jul 08
South Pacific – UK Tour        
ASM Duties including prop maintenance, Prop Making and setting props, including making food and drink for the show and washing and sterilising all items used for food and drink. Setting scenes and helping to lead the get in and out with other Stage Management team and building the set. Set Maintenance and repair. Stage track on winches and pullies.
Lighting Technician Birmingham Rep Feb 07 - Jun 07
Bullet Proof Soul - Tour.        
Relighting at each venue with touring rig. Operating the desk during the show and helping Stage Management build and strike set.
Technician & Duty Tech Lichfield Garrick Jul 05 - Sep 07
Various productions, Pantos and Touring Shows.        
Working in technical for the venue. Rigging, Focusing and Programming Lighting for visiting shows. Rigging and operating sound for productions. Fly's and Stage Crew for productions and pantos. Working as Duty Technician and supervising other techs and the venue for shows.
Lighting, Sound and AV SpotOn Events May 05 - Mar 18
Variety of Theatre and Corporate Events.        
Designing Lighting, Sound, Pyros and Video for numerous theatrical productions, musicals, plays, Dance Shows, AGMs, Gala Dinners and Awards Shows.
Lighting and AV Technician NEC Group May 04 – Nov 15
The ICC (International Convention Centre).        
Working as a Lighting, AV and Breakout room technician, Stage Crew and Fly's. Working on numerous corporate events from small breakout rooms to lighting the main theatre and large rooms for dinners and shows. Shows for them include Lighting and Crew for Brittan's Got Talent, X Factor, The Greatest Dancer, Conservative Party Conference, Channel 4 news, Nickelodeon Kids Choice, Thriller Live, Shen Yun. As well as many product launches. Continue To work there but under SpotOn Events as a freelance Technician.
Technician & Duty Tech Crescent Theatre Dec 02 - Sep 06
Various productions, Inhouse, Visiting and Touring Shows.
Designing Lighting and Sound for in house productions and visiting shows. Working Fly's and Stage Crew for in house and visiting companies and Duty Technician for visiting productions and supervising other techs and the venue for shows.