Colin Thomas Surra


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


NetWorks Touring • Columbia, MD

  Finding Neverland Second National Tour • Deck Carpenter • 2018

  • Assisted in the load in, load out, and run of the Finding Neverland Tour from October to January as an emergency replacement for an injured crew member.

ShowMotion Inc. • Milford, CT

  Mechanic, Iron Worker, Carpenter • 2017 - Present

  • Fabrication, Assembly and Instillation of Winches, Lifts, Turtles, Deck Rigging, and Sliders for Broadway and Off-Broadway production

   Mechanics Intern • 2015, 2016

  • Winch Assembly and Installation, She Loves Me

  • General Automation Assembly, Hello Dolly; Groundhogs Day (US Premier)

The Santa Fe Opera • Santa Fe, NM

     Stage Crew Chief • 2016

  • La Fanciulla del West, Vanessa, Romeo et Juliette, Don Giovanni, Capriccio

     Stage Crew Apprentice • 2015

  • The Daughter of the Regiment, Rigoletto, La Finta Giardiniera, Salome, Cold Mountain (WP)

Maine State Music Theatre • Brunswick, ME

     Carpenter Apprentice • 2014

  • Carpenter/Welder – Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Footloose

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE


University of North Carolina School of the Arts • Winston-Salem, NC

     Scenic Technician • 2013 - 2017

  • Technical Director – The Duchess of Malfi, Pericles

  • Assistant Technical Director - Sideshow

  • Lead Carpenter – The Drowsy Chaperone (Mainstage Musical), Misalliance

  • Welder – Florencia en el Amazonas (Mainstage Opera), La Finta Giardiniera (Mainstage Opera), Die Fledermaus (Mainstage Opera), Guys and Dolls (All-School Musical 2015)

  • Carpenter – King Henry II, The Tales of Hoffman (Mainstage Opera), She Loves Me (Mainstage Musical), Memorandum, The Matchmaker, The Consul

  • Fly Rail Operator – Guys and Dolls (All-School Musical 2015)

 

EDUCATION


University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

     BFA Candidate, Scenic Technology, Class of 2017

SKILLS


  • General Stage Electrics

  • Audio System Setup

  • OSHA 10-Hour (UNCSA)

  • One-man bucket lift trained (UNCSA)

  • Sitdown Counterbalance & Standup Reach Forklift trained (UNCSA)

  • Finish Carpentry

  • MIG Proficient

  • Basic Mechanics

  • Rigging

  • Rope Access

  • AutoCAD 2017

 

ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS


Eagle Scout

UNCSA USITT Chapter Board Member (Former President & Treasurer)