Ryan Poethke

Ryan Poethke

Automation Electrical Designer

First Season at OSF: 2011

What I do at OSF: Design and build electrical control systems for theatrical automation and special effects. 

Other theaters: Senior automation technician at Cirque du Soleil, Zaia; fly-in rigger at Cirque du Soleil, Alegria. Automation and rigging technician at Holland America Cruise Lines, MS Niew Amsterdam. Performer rigger at Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, Around the World in 80 Days

Other: Licensed pilot - single engine, land. 

Education: BFA, theater design and technology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; MFA, theater technical production, Northern Illinois University.