Kevin Knodl


Recent Resume


College of St. Benedict / St John’s University - Fine Arts Programming

               Director of Operations                                                                                                             Summer 2014 - Present

Oversee operations for four performance spaces in two buildings including staff, student staff, and facilities for two institutions.

Work with performers, academic units, and university facilities staff.

Review and approve Contracts with artists and venue renters.

Serve on campus-wide safety committee.

               Production Manager                                                                          Fall 2007 – Summer 2014

               Scenic and Lighting Designer - CSB\SJU Opera Workshop                     2011 - 2015

               Technical Director – Benedicta Arts Center                         Fall 2007

GREAT Theatre

               Lighting Designer                                                  Peter Pan                                  January 2015

University of Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Department

               Shop Supervisor / Master Electrician                          Various Productions                         Fall 2004 ~Spring 2006

Worked with the Technical Director to supervise and instruct students in the scene shop.

Directly supervised the Lighting and Sound Department – (Materials Ordering, Labor Scheduling, Equipment Maintenance)

Dealt with Video Projection, Moving Lights, Indoor Pyrotechnics, and  Rigging. 

Responsible for over $100k of new equipment (Video/Lighting/Sound) purchases for the Department.

               Auditorium Supervisor (Alumni Hall) – College of Fine Arts                                                     Fall 2004 – Spring 2006

               Instructor                                                                            Introduction to Stagecraft           Fall 2005

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre        

               Master Electrician                                                               Various Productions                            Summer 2005

               Rigger                                                                                 James Joyce’s The Dead                      Winter 2004

Troupe America, Minneapolis, MN

               Technical Director / Shop Supervisor                       Various Productions                           Summer 1998 ~Fall 2004

               Touring Technical Director                                            3 National Tours                                   Winter 1999 ~Winter 2000

               Production Stage Manager                                              Various Productions                           Summer 1998 ~Fall 2004

Stagewest Entertainment, Minneapolis, MN

               Technical Director                                                               The Medora Musical                            Summers 1998 ~ 2006

Norcostco Theatrical Supply, Minneapolis, MN

               Installer                                                         Various Rigging And Electrical Projects            Fall 2001

University of Texas at Austin

               Teaching Assistant / Electrics Crew Head             Various Productions                         Fall 1996 ~Spring 1997


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Bachelors of Arts, Theatre Arts - Design and Production May 1995

Minor: Computer Science

Participant in the Literature and Theatre in London program Spring 1995

University of Texas at Austin                                                                                                         

Candidate Masters of Fine Arts, Theatrical Design - Lighting 1996-1997


Arc and MIG Welding (Steel & Aluminum), CAD Drafting (Vectorworks & Autocad), Stage Rigging, ETC System Initialization Training, ETC and Strand Console Programming, Moving Lights (Programming and Repair,) Video Projection, RC Circuiting, Sound Recording and Editing, Computers: Windows, Mac, Unix,


Member: United States Institute of Theatre Technicians