KIRSTEN L. THOMPSON
During her teenage years, Kirsten first became entranced by the world of sound through her beginnings as a musician. Since then, she has pursued a B.S. from Elon University with emphasis placed on live sound production, audio engineering as well as mixing. Kirsten has further endeavored to complete two internships with highly esteemed theaters across the East Coast - The Naples Players in southwestern Florida and Hangar Theatre Company in upstate New York. Although her most notable work is in live sound, Kirsten has also engaged in work involving recording studio projects, A/V technology in addition to post-production.
Most recently, Kirsten was employed with the Walt Disney Company as an entertainment stage technician at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Although she was most often found working on a stage show, she also assisted with various events - such as the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, dedication ceremony for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Disney’s Magical Holiday Celebration on ABC and multiple press events for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
Entertainment Stage Technician
Feb. 2019 - Dec. 2020
Operated audio, lighting and show control systems for live shows at Disney's Hollywood Studios; Monitored as well as routed parkwide audio via Q-SYS; Provided auxiliary support for events hosted within the parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports and Typhoon Lagoon; Relief crew chief and Disney trainer
Media Services Technician
Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2018
Responsible for the issuance and operation of audiovisual technology for over 120 student organizations, faculty in addition to staff for campus-sponsored events; Managed daily equipment rentals and guided patrons through the appropriate usage of technology; Member of leadership and training teams
HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY
June 2018 - Aug. 2018
Assisted in the hanging and patching of equipment for 14 productions across three venues; Mixed shows on a Yamaha M7 while serving as a mic technician on an as-needed basis; Charged with the set up and maintenance of video as well as communication systems
THE NAPLES PLAYERS
May 2017 - Aug. 2017
Facilitated the creation of four musicals and a benefit concert by way of design, engineering and planning; Mixed shows on a Yamaha CL5 and TF3 while mentoring volunteers as mic technicians; Preserved the organization of expanding sound stock
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Charlotte, North Carolina