DAKOTA R. KUHLMAN
DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION MANAGER, PRODUCTION DESIGNER, STAGEHAND
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
ADMINISTRATION and COMMUNICATION:Managed scheduling and coordinated request for equipment and services. Trained over 20 crew members and actors for live interactive attractions and shows. Implemented effective and concise system for organizing crew and logistics. Directed artistic teams to develop quality work within the production timeline while ensuring all members of the team fully understand the concepts and artistic vision in both a creative and technical way.
STRENGTHS:Worked well within budget and provided consistent product that met and exceeded expectations of the client. Able to adapt quickly in an ever changing environment while being able to maintain calm and composure in high stress situations. Work well in both leadership roles as well as being a key member and team player. Dedicated to creating and participating in a safe and efficient work environment while delivering a quality product/production.
TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES:Lighting & Sound technician assistance, setting up speakers, subwoofers, lekos, steel trusts and motors for both small events and major stadium productions. Unpacking and loading trucks without damaging the goods and assisting in setting up the equipment.
- LIGHT YOUR CORNER OF THE WORLD– UBU Project David and JK Simmons”- 2020- Production Manager
- THEY CAME FROM BEYOND– Haunted Attraction- 2019- Contracted by the City of Carefree/Villafane Studios- Story, Director, Designer/Construction/Costumes/Props Master, Attraction Coordinator
- THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING– Alice Cooper Battle of the Bands- 2018 Photo/Videography Work for David Simmons and the UBUProject
- THE CACTUS SKELETON SALOON– Haunted Attraction- 2018- Contracted by the City of Carefree- Story, Scenic Construction,Casting/Acting Coordinator, Consultant
- THE FREAK SHOW– Multiband Concert- 2016- Event Coordinator, Co-MC. Headlining performance by the band Phantom Noise.
- QUARANTINE– Bradley University Ministry of Experimental Theater- Haunted Attraction- 2011- Director/Scenic Designer-Original Concept
- RHINO STAGING EVENTS between 2018-2020
- P!nk– Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum/Talking Stick Arena- Stagehand, Production Crew
- MIRANDA LAMBERT– Talking Stick Arena- Stagehand,Load In/Strike Crew
- MAROON 5– Talking Stick Arena- Lighting/Strike Crew
- JAMES TAYLOR– Talking Stick Arena- Lighting/Strike Crew
- ALICE COOPER– Las Sendas Golf Resort- Stagehand, Load In Crew/Lighting/Sound
- WWE SMACKDOWN– Talking Stick Arena- Stagehand,Load In/Strike Crew
- GEMINI BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING PROMOTIONS– Surprise Stadium- Load In Crew/Lighting
- DEVILPALOOZA– ASU Stadium Tempe Campus- Lighting/Strike Crew
- FRANK CALIENDO COMEDY NIGHT– Talking Stick Resort- Stagehand, Production Crew
- CORPORATE CONCERT AND EVENT– Chase Stadium- Stagehand, Load In Crew/Lighting/Sound
- ODYSEA AQUARIUM DISPLAY INSTALLATION– Odysea Aquarium- Installation Crew
- TASTE OF SCOTTSDALE– Scottsdale Waterfront- Strike Crew
- VARIOUS CONCERTS & LIVE EVENTS– Rawhide- Lighting/Strike Crew
- CIRQUE DE SOLEIL– Talking Stick Arena- Lighting/Strike Crew
- PRESIDENT TRUMP RALLY– Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum- Staging Carpenter,Stagehand,Load In/Strike Crew
- AIR SUPPLY– Talking Stick Resort- Load In Crew/Lighting
- JOHN FOGERTY CONCERT– Talking Stick Resort- Load In Crew/Lighting