Mikela Cowan - Lighting Design
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Stage Lighting Technician
Performing Arts Center, Austin, Texas
(September 2007 – May 2008)

Lighting Technician
Theatre and Dance Department, University of Texas at Austin
(September 2006 - May 2007)

Lighting Designer
Black Arts Movement!: Theatre A Go-Go (Fall 2008)
Ears, Eyes and Feet (
Spring 2008)
University of Texas New Theatre (Spring 2008)
EARS, McCullough Theatre (Fall 2007)
New Music Ensemble, McCullough Theatre (Fall 2007)
Black Arts Movement!: The Universes, The Off Center (Fall 2007)
Black Arts Movement!: Spoken Word Caravan, The Off Center (Fall 2007)
Once Upon a Weekend, Performance Studio (Fall 2007)
New Works Festival: Kouti Anthropinos, Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (Spring 2007)
New Works Festival: Choreography Exhibit, Lab Theatre (Spring 2007)
Autobahn, Lab Theatre (Fall 2006)

Master Electrician
Ophelia (November 2008)
Trick the Devil
(March 2008)
Trouble in Tahiti/The Impresario (February 2008)
Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back (October 2006)

Light Board Programmer/Operator

ETC Obsession II, ETC Insight 3, ETC Express,
GeniusPro Lightpalette, Strand 200, High End Hog 1000,
High End Whole Hog II, High End Status Cue

University Interscholastic League Theatre, State Competition (May 2008)
Susannah (April 2008)
University of Texas at Austin Fall Commencement (December 2007)
University Interscholastic League Theatre, State Competition (May 2007)
Oatmeal Cookies (March 2007)
Proof, Dance Repertory Theater (April 2006)
ArtSpark (June 2006)
Leander Blue Belles Spring Show (April 2006)

Follow Spot
The Three Waiters (June 21, 2008)
Beauty and the Beast, Zilker Hillside Theatre (July 18, 2008)
Passion at Play, American Repertory Theatre (July, 2008)

Pride International, IncConference (June 2008)
Simpson-Young Wedding Reception, Trois Mansion (June 28, 2008)
Assistant Gaffer, The Phallic Artist (June/July 2008)
Deep in the Heart, Pioneer sales conference (July 2008)


2003-2008, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Bachelors of the Arts in Lighting Design/Technology, Japanese


Trained on the Strand LightPalatte, ETC Congo, ETC Eos
Experience with:
   VectorWorks 11-12.5, Lightwright, Adobe Photoshop,
   Discreet’s 3DS Studio Max animation program
Basic theatre maintenance
Proficient in Japanese
Good customer service and communication skills
Certifications: TABC, I Drive Safely

Stage Hand

University of Texas shows
Holes (2006)
The Way of the World (2006)
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (2006)
Dance Repertory Theatre (2006)
Flesh and the Desert (2005)
The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune (2005)
Macbeth (2005)
Two Donuts (2005)
Changuita Perla (2005)
Aisle 7 (2005)
The Summer People (2005)
The Honorable Urashima Taro (2003)
Dance Repertory Theatre: Known/Unkown (2003)

Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas
Waiting for the Barbarians, American Premier (2007)
Lion King (2007)
Mamma Mia (2007)
Damien Rice (2007)
Harry Connick Jr. (2007)

Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
Hannah Montana (2008)
WWE (2008)
Dancing with the Stars (2007)
Keith Urban (2007)
Blue Man Group, How to be a Megastar Tour (2007)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (2007)

Other Venues
South by Southwest Music audio, Austin clubs and bars/Auditorium Shores(2008)
The Pirates of Penzance, Forrest Kline Performing Arts Center (2008)
Beauty and the Beast, Zilker Hillside Theatre (2008)
Suessical the Musical, R.L Davis Auditorium, Texas School for the Deaf (2008)
Mad Money, CNBC, Hogg Memorial Auditorium (2007)
McCullough Theatre (2007-2008)
South by Southwest Music audio, Austin clubs and bars (2006)
ArtSpark Festival 2006, Johnston Preparatory Academies (2006)

*Please feel free to contact me for a list of references