Vinnie Gartland

Mechanical Design Apprentice

Vinnie Gartland joined EPS in 2021 with a background in technical design. Throughout school he worked backstage for dozens of theatrical productions including Beauty and the BeastCompany, and The Nutcracker, serving as a carpenter, rigger, drafter, welder, and technical director. He continued to develop his fabrication skills in scenic construction during internships and professional positions that delivered elements for clients such as the Tony Awards, CBS, and Norwegian Cruise Line. In his role as a Mechanical Design Apprentice, he brings a practical experience and proficiency to the EPS team.

 

Education:

BFA in Scenic Technology, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

First introduction to the industry:

I’ve been doing technical theatre in school since I was in kindergarten, where I moved a telephone during a scene change. Having dabbled in all areas backstage, I chose to go to school for technical direction.

What I listen to at work:

I usually listen to podcasts while designing, but I’ll sometimes listen to soundtracks too.

Dream Vacation:

Europe. I went to Ireland when I was young, and I’d like to go back plus a few other countries.

When I'm not at work...

I’m going to the movie theatre, hanging out with my family, or driving around randomly.