Joshua Ryan Heerssen
                                  Lighting Designer
                                    3117 Brant Street
                                     Katy, TX  77493
                                       (832) 215-5383


Seven Lakes High School-
Production Designer, Technical Director

Epic Proportions                                                Studio VII Theatre Co.               March 2016
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940         Studio VII Theatre Co.               February 2016
The Wizard of Oz                                               Studio VII Theatre Co.               October 2015
The Heiress                                                        Studio VII Theatre Co.               March 2015
The Music Man                                                   Studio VII Theatre Co.               February 2015
Dracula                                                                Studio VII Theatre Co.               October 2014
The Marriage of Bette and Boo                        Studio VII Theatre Co.               March 2014
Almost, Maine                                                     Studio VII Theatre Co.               February 2014
Twelve Angry Jurors                                           Studio VII Theatre Co.               October 2013
The Curious Savage                                          Studio VII Theatre Co.                March 2013
The Drowsy Chaperone                                     Studio VII Theatre Co.                February 2013
Peter Pan                                                              Studio VII Theatre Co.                October 2012
Sing On!
                                                               Studio VII Theatre Co.                April 2012
Over the River and Through the Woods               Studio VII Theatre Co.                March 2012
Grease                                                                  Studio VII Theatre Co.                February 2012
Odd Couple                                                           Studio VII Theatre Co.                October 2011
Zoo Story                                                               Studio VII Theatre Co.                May 2011
Tartufe                                                                   Studio VII Theatre Co.                March 2011
Guys and Dolls                                                      Studio VII Theatre Co.                 February 2011
Soft Soap                                                               Studio VII Theatre Co.                October 2010
The Yellow Boat                                                     Studio VII Theatre Co.                March 2010
Rumors                                                                  Studio VII Theatre Co.                January 2010
The Glass Menagerie                                            Studio VII Theatre Co,                November 2009
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory                        Studio VII Theatre Co.                October 2009
The History of Tom Jones                                      Studio VII Theatre Co.                March 2009
Once Upon A Mattress                                           Studio VII Theatre Co.                February 2009
Harvey                                                                   Studio VII Theatre Co.                October 2008
Auntie Mame                                                          Studio VII Theatre Co.                March 2008
Play On!                                                                Studio VII Theatre Co.                February 2008
Wonderful Town                                                    Studio VII Theatre Co.                November 2007
I Remember Mama                                                Studio VII Theatre Co.                October 2007

Lighting Design:
I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change                  Great Caruso, Houston             August 2006
A Long Christmas Ride Home                                Stages Rep, Houston                April 2006
Smokey Joe's Cafe                                                Great Caruso, Houston             March 2006
Infinite Ache                                                           Stages Rep, Houston                February 2006
Youth Design- Permanent Install                            Riverpointe Community            October 2005                         
Lend Me A Tenor                                                   Wilde Playhouse, Tucson         April 2005
The Vagina Monologues                                        Sunnyside Playhouse, Tucson  March 2005    
Extremities                                                               Wilde Playhouse, Tucson        February 2005
The Blue Room                                                       Wilde Playhouse, Tucson        January 2005
The Good Doctor                                                    Studio Connections, Tucson   November 2004
The Good Doctor                                                    The Muse, Tucson                  November 2004
The Allergists Wife                                                  Wilde Playhouse, Tucson       October 2004
Long Ago and Far Away                                          Wilde Playhouse, Tucson       October 2004
Action                                                                       Wilde Playhouse, Tucson      October 2004
Double Speak                                                          Zuzi Theatre, Tucson             October 2004
Stephen F. Austin State University:
Lighting Design
Sideways Stories From Wayside School                  Turner Auditorium                  Summer 2004
The Two Maples                                                      Turner Auditorium                  Summer 2004
The Increased Difficulty of Concentration                 Turner Auditorium                  Fall 2003
Trio                                                                           SFASU Downstage                Spring 2003
Bacchae                                                                    Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2003
Dance Repertory                                                       Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2003
Veronica’s Room                                                       SFASU Downstage                Spring 2002
Halftime at Halcyon Days                                          SFASU Downstage                 Fall 2001

Master Electrician:
Elixir of Love                                                             Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2004
Trio                                                                           SFASU Downstage               Spring 2003
Follies                                                                       Turner Auditorium                 Fall 2002
Falstaff                                                                     Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2002

Light Board Operator:
The Good Person Of Seztuan                                  Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2001
Nine Flags Festival                                                  Turner Auditorium                 Summer 2004

Spot Light Operator:
Nine Flags Festival                                                   Turner Auditorium                 Summer 2003
Porgy and Bess                                                        Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2002
Jekyll and Hyde                                                        Turner Auditorium                 Spring 2001

Professional Experience:

Justin Smith and Associates, Houston, TX
Production Manager, Lighting Designer                                                                      September 2007- A
ugust 2014

Rice University, Houston, TX
Master Electrician, Opera Department                                                                        September 2007- May 2012

G.J.G. Productions, Houston, TX
Lighting Designer, Production Manager                                                                       October 2006 - August 2007

The Great Caroso, Houston, TX
Production Designer, Technical Director, Board Op.                                                   January 2006- December 2006

Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston, TX
Lighting Designer, Contract Per Show Designer                                                          Spring 2006- Present

StageLight, Inc.  Houston, TX.
Installation, Inside Sales                                                                                               July 2005-October 2006

Spoleto Festival USA.  Charleston, SC
Electrician at the Dock Street Theatre                                                                          Summer 2005

Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson and Phoenix, AZ
Lighting Intern                                                                                                               2004-2005 Season

Ballibay, INC., Camptown, PA:  A Theatre Camp
Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Director and Stage Manager                                    Summer 2003

Alley Theatre, Houston, TX
Hamlet                                                                             Lighting Crew                       May and June 2003

Ad Deum International Dance Company
HCC Downtown                                                               Light Board Operator            June 2003

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Houston, TX
Local Union 51                                                              Member since June 2001      12 Productions

Dance Works SFASU Dance Rep Company                               
Technical Director/ Production Designer                        Dec. 2001 - May 2004   

Austin High School, Sugar Land, TX
Lighting Designer                                                         -
Mystery Comedy Murders of the 1940’s

Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX                                                                              Summer 2002
Lighting Crew
Light Board Operator   
- Shenandoah                       Spot Light Operator         - Forever Plaid

Six Flags Astroworld, Houston, TX                                          January 2000- August 2000
Master Electrician, Light Board Operator & Spot Light Operator at Showcase Theatre

A.D. Players Theatre, Houston, TX
Master Electrician- Summer 2003    Carpenter- April 2000

Graduate Degree:
University of Houston- June 2010- July 2012 with an M.A. in Theatre Arts
Stephen F. Austin State University- August 2000- May 2005 with a B.F.A. in Design/Tech
High School:
Stephen F. Austin High School- August 1996-May 2000 and Graduated with a Diploma

Lighting Board Experience:
ETC Ion; Hog 2; ETC Insight; ETC Express Series; ETC Expression 3 w/ Emphasis & Obssesion 2; Strand Light
Boards; Encore 96/48;Leprecons.
Design Programs:
AutoCAD; Vectorworks; Beam Wright; Light Wright; Google Sketch-up; Photoshop.  Microsoft Office as well.

E.D.T.A. Troupe Director- August 2007- present
U.S.I.T.T. - January 2003 - present
Theatre Communication Group (T.C.G.) - October 2004 - present
Alpha Psi Omega - December 2003 - present
I.A.T.S.E. - Locals 51 & 415 - June 2001 - present

Drafting by hand as well.                                                                                   
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