TECHnically Speaking: Touring with Lighting Designer Jenni Propst

January 15, 2021

Jenni Propst Headshot

Our newest episode of TECHnically Speaking features North Carolina-based lighting designer Jenni Propst.

Jenni has worked as a production manager, head electrician, and event manager for clients ranging from non-profit groups to large corporate events, national tours, and even NASCAR.

She has toured domestically and internationally as a head electrician and lighting supervisor with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Charlotte Ballet.

Jenni has worked with world renowned choreographers including Dwight Rhoden, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Sasha Janes, Mark Diamond and David Ingram. Some of her design credits include Charlotte Ballet’s The Little Mermaid and Innovative Works, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s KnightSounds series, Charlotte Youth Ballet’s Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland and countless concerts and special events.

She is an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician, member of IATSE Local 322, and has an M.A. in Communication from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte where her academic focus was on sports communication and culture. She’s an avid knitter, teardrop camper, hockey enthusiast and world traveler.

Currently, she is studying theatre at the University of Memphis with an emphasis in Lighting and Sound Design.

Because of Jenni's extensive touring experience, she was kind enough to be a guest on our podcast as well as author a "Tour Diaries: Tales from the Road" piece, which will be published in next week's Weekly News!

Listen to Jenni's full TECHnically Speaking episode and be sure to check back next week for her "Tour Diaries" feature!

If you’d like to explore Jenni’s work, please visit her website

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