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Caleb S. Garner

Theatre Design, Stage Management, and Theatre Education

 

Biography

 
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Caleb S. Garner's work in the theatre has led him to design throughout the Northeast, Southeast, and Deep South regions of the United States. Well versed in music, literature, carpentry, performance, and psychology, Caleb's passion lies within the realms of lighting design, music, and pedagogy.

Caleb is a meticulous leader who easily gains the respect of his co-workers with strong communication and organizational skills. He is committed to a high standard of quality in his work and settles for nothing less. His strong personality, sense of humor, and passion for his work make him pleasant to collaborate and create with. Always intellectually curious, Caleb approaches all of his work with a zealous passion and a craving to learn and share the wealth of knowledge. 

Caleb is a proud graduate of Catawba College, and is currently pursuing his MFA at The University of Southern Mississippi. Caleb enjoys turning large pieces of wood into smaller pieces of wood (sometimes mistakenly called furniture), painting walls (often with permission) and playing with things that spark and smoke.

 

 

Awards, Memberships, Special Skills

Awards

  • 2019 KCACTF National Competition: Second place in Sound Design, Sound design and Foley art for Peter and the Starcatcher

  • 2019 KCACTF Region IV: First place in Sound Design, Sound design and Foley art for Peter and the Starcatcher

  • 2018 Golden Wrench Award for outstanding work in managing the Electrics Shop at The University of Southern Mississippi

  • Florence Busby Corriher Outstanding Theatrical Achievement Award

  • 2017 Broadway World Regional Theatre Design Award Nominee, Lighting Design for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Lee Street Theatre

  • 2017 Boardman Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate theatre.

  • Shirley Peeler Ritchie Academy for Teaching Dr. Martha Kirkland West Teaching Scholar

  • Presenter, Southern Regional Honors Conference, Asheville, NC: ENTERING THE MIND OF WOYZECK THROUGH SOUND: A PSYCHOACOUSTIC APPROACH TO THE ART OF SOUND DESIGN AND THEATRICAL COMPOSITION

  • Presenter, National Collegiate Honors Conference, Seattle, WA: ENTERING THE MIND OF WOYZECK THROUGH SOUND: A PSYCHOACOUSTIC APPROACH TO THE ART OF SOUND DESIGN AND THEATRICAL COMPOSITION

  • Old Courthouse Theatre Best Sound Design of 2015-2016 Season for THE 39 STEPS

  • Blue Masque Huck Finn Award for Outstanding Musical Contribution for original score and sound design for WOYZECK

  • Mary Snider Technical Design Award for GODSPELL Lighting Design

  • Blue Masque Design Award for SOME GIRLS Lighting Design

  • North Carolina Theatre Conference Theatre Administration Intensive, 2016

  • Performed Alongside Kristen Chenoweth in her Coming Home Tour

  • North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association Featured Student Conductor, Catawba College

  • Music Scholar First Presbyterian Church Salisbury, NC

  • Choir Scholar St. Luke's Episcopal Church Salisbury, NC

  • Picquet Music Festival Finalist, Voice

  • Picquet Music Festival Finalist, Violin

  • National Beta Convention Winner: North Carolina Music and Fine Arts Contest Champion.

Memberships

  • Alpha Psi Omega

  • American Choral Director's Association

  • Kappa Delta Pi Teacher Educator Society

  • National Education Association

  • North Carolina Association of Educators

  • Dead Athenian Society

  • Catawba College Blue Masque

    • Senator, 2013 -2015

    • Vice-President 2015-2016

    • Service Chair, 2016-2017

Special Skills

  • Leadership and Mediation Skills

  • Trained in Adolescent, Secondary, and Exceptional Pedagogy

  • Trained in Adolescent, Secondary, and Exceptional Psychology

  • Trained in intrapersonal and interpersonal communications

  • Trained in VectorWorks, Lightwright, Qlab and hand drafting

  • Trained in Choral Direction and Choral/Instrumental conducting

    • Training with Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, John Stafford, and Wendy Steslicke.

    • Workshops with Dr. Jerry Blackstone, Dr. David Hagy, and Tara Villa Keith

  • Engaging educator with classroom experience

    • Training and experience in Primary, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, and Post Secondary age levels.

  • Skilled vocal sight-reader

  • Skilled Carpenter

  • Skilled Welder

    • MIG

    • Arc/Stick

    • Oxy Acetylene Torch

  • Skilled Sound Engineer

  • Skilled Electrician

  • Skilled Scenic Painter

  • Proficient Violinist and Organist