Production Management

Gerda Kruger

I am a freelance Lighting Designer and Production Manager, with my home base in Wynberg Cape Town, although I have worked all over Africa and as far afield as Europe and the East.
During my career, spanning over thirty years, I have worked for most of the major event companies and theatre producers on all types and sizes of productions, from one man shows to major corporate events – my speciality to bring a theatrical flair to any production
I do not limit myself only to Lighting Design, but am also an experienced Production Manager with excellent managerial abilities and people skills.
I have been involved in training for the entertainment industry for many years, going back to 1991 when I drew up the Lighting syllabus for the Community College of South Africa in Johannesburg. I also assisted Gearhouse South Africa with the development of the curriculum for their internship course (the Lighting lectures are still in use).
I was intimately involved in the training of students for the professional theatre industry while employed by the Tshwane University of Technology as Theatre Manager: Breytenbach Theatre, where my duties, amongst others, included:
· Advising and overseeing the Entertainment Technology students in all aspects of their practical work for Lighting, Sound, Props, Stage Management, Décor and Costumes
· Lecturing Stagecraft to the Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre and Vocal Art students
· Implementing and overseeing all aspects of safety in the theatre

In respect of my tertiary qualifications, I have a National Diploma (Theatre Crafts) and have successfully applied for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through the Thswane University of Technology and was awarded B-Tech equivalent status in 2011.

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Michelle Baben

Production Manager – Houtkruis die Musical 2017 for Add-Life Productions
Duties included:
Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of physical production and the production process.
Supervising and oversee all production staff and crew.
Organizing and managing production design and scheduling and set rentals.
Providing cost estimates on designs submitted and account for commitments and expenditures in budgets for materials and labor in scenic, stage, lighting, sound and special effects, capital equipment and other special projects.
Establishing technical schedules and coordinate all activities related to theater productions including scenery construction, property construction, painting, maintenance and improvements.
Organising rehearsal props, sets and costumes.
Preparation of all show paperwork.
Video and music management and production for rehearsals and performances.
Developing procedures for stage effects and changeovers.
Coordinating and overseeing the installation, maintenance and inventory of technical equipment and facilities.
Assisiting in contracting dancers, choreographers and designers.
Facilitating communication between designers, directors and staff.
Maintaining supervision of theatre use.

Service coordinator – Christian Revival Church Pretoria
• Coordinating the broadcasting of live services to 35+ national and international locations through VLC and live stream.
• Communicating the flow of services to the different ministry heads during live services.
• Overseeing audio and visual quality of in-house production.
• Coordinating and administrating various productions throughout the year

White Lace Events
Events Manager – Weddings

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