Kenna M. Lindsay

Producer and Artist with a deep curiosity about what motivates people to engage in communities and art. 

PRODUCTIONS 

 

Teddy Gainz, Itch.io Game Jam   — Team Gainz Productions 

AUGUST  2021- PRESENT
Executive Producer 
  • Develop lightweight, repeatable processes, standards, workflows and tools that keep the team nimble in our fast timeline 

  • Manage other Producers and Team Leads

  • Developed and revised production strategy as the project evolved

  • Own and Manage Team Google drive and project assets 

  • Ensure we are resourcing both the short term needs as well as looking ahead and planning for the next big challenge of marketing our indie game and ourselves. 

 

The Supers, Z Space SF CA — Circus Center 

JANUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY  2020
Prop Designer and Fabricator 

 

  • Research and design development, working closely with the Director and Stage Manager on a shared vision. 

  • Gathered, designed and fabricated all the props.  

  • Worked well within the timelines set by the Artistic Director/Technical Director/Stage Manager.  

  • Staying within the budgets set for each production.

  • Collecting all receipts and online purchases to be turned in for each production.  

  • Striking and returning props to proper locations at the end of each production.  Assisting with Strike of each production.

  • Maintaining the organization and storage of prop shop and storage locations. 

  • Maintaining a clean and safe workspace, knowledge of OSHA best practices 

  • Report blockers to Technical Director or Artistic Director. 

 


 

Circus Center Cabaret, Circus Center SF CA - Circus Center

2017-2020 

Production Assistant 

 

  • Assisted Front of House welcoming guests responded to numerous public inquiries and disseminated accurate information while maintaining a high level of customer service.

  • Assisted with set up and strike of the set monthly through the production run including custodial 

  • Followed Theater OSHA Safety Guidelines for a theatrical shop

  • Assisted with backstage technical needs and running of the show 



 

The Hired Help, The Rathskeller SF CA — Epic Immersive Theater, Artist Residency 

SEPTEMBER 2019
Writer, Director, Performer, Producer 
  • Developed original concept and co-wrote script 

  • Created budget and hired cast 

  • Scheduled rehearsals and shows

  • Directed rehearsals 

  • Sold out all performances 

EXPERIENCE   

 

Runway Innovation Hub, SF CA — Project Manager

APRIL  2021 - AUGUST 2021 

  • Coordinated 25,000 sq ft office move from one building to another 

  • Arranged distribution and sale of office furniture to reduce financial impact of move on Runway’s business

  • Gathered, and presented quotes from a variety of contractors

 

Circus Center, SF CA — Executive Administrator

APRIL  2020 - SEPTEMBER  2020

  • Transitioned in person circus into an agile distributed circus 

  • Reported directly to Executive Director (ED) throughout pandemic transition

  • Worked closely with ED to establish new KPIs for the Circus

 

Circus Center, Clown Conservatory, SF CA — Clown Administrator

JULY  2019 - AUGUST 2020 
  • Provided administration and organization for Clown Conservatory Program 

  • Production Assistant to Clown Conservatory stage productions

  • Effectively communicated between interorganizational stakeholder interests 

 

San Francisco Mercantile Flagship Store, SF CA — General Manager

SEPTEMBER 2016 - AUGUST 2018 
  • Planned all day-to-day operations of the Haight Street store

  • Hired, trained and, managed team of 6  

  • Delivered daily performance reports to owner/operator 

  • Reviewed, implemented, and a/b tested new products and merchandising plans 

  • Using data from our sales database, delivered insights that resulted in informed purchasing and increased sales


 

EDUCATION

 

Clown Conservatory Circus Center, SF CA —Clown and Physical Theater Performance

AUGUST  2018 - APRIL 2019 

Relevant Coursework: Physical comedy, the history of circus and clowning, acrobatic performance, show production, script writing, film production, writing for film, social media content production, viral comedy incubator 

 

University Of Texas at Dallas - UTD, Richardson TX - Psychology Undergraduate Courses 

NOVEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2016 

Relevant Coursework: Abnormal Psychology 

 

Colin College, Plano TX - Psychology Undergraduate Courses 

NOVEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2016

Relevant Coursework: Human Sexuality, Spanish, College Algebra 

 

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY - Summer Institute

JUNE  2011

Relevant Coursework: HTML & CSS For Artists, Bookbinding for Artists with Scott McCarney, Multimedia Video with Scott McCarney

 

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY — BFA  Professional Photographic Imaging, Minor in Gender Studies   GPA 3.4 

AUGUST 2008 - MAY 2012

Relevant Coursework: Darkroom and digital photography techniques, industry standards, and history. Multimedia video class, creative nonfiction writing, traumatic images, women's stories women's film​​

VOLUNTEERING

Rape Crisis Center of Colin County, Plano TX — Crisis Hotline & Hospital Advocate
OCTOBER 2015 - AUGUST 2016
  • On call outside of office hours.

  •  Took crisis line calls and went to the assigned hospital in order to advocate for the survivor in crisis. 

  • Assisted Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners with forensic exam and provided the survivor and family with emotional support and resources they have access to through the Crisis Center. 

  • Collected demographic information from survivors and clients which is used by the Crisis Center to apply for grants and other funding. 

AWARDS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • IGDA Foundation Diverse Game Developers: Virtual Exchange - Velocity Program

  • RIT Computer Science House 

  • RIT Photo House - President, Historian, Fundraising

SKILLS

  • Excel, Asana, Gsuite

  • Communications

  • Scheduling/ Time management

  • Organization 

  • Kindness under stress

  • solutions-oriented

  • content creation

  • digital production

  • social media behavior

  • Research analytics

  • Professional freelance photographer 

 

REFERENCES

Available on Request