DAVID GRINNELL first started working with lights and sets during his high school years with the York Theater Company in New York City. After studying Technical Theater at Macalester College, he continued professionally in the field around the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. David’s technical credits include electrics crew for Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Theatre de Jeune Lune and The Great American History Theater. He also served as light board operator for several shows with the Cricket Theater, and was the house electrician/light board operator for the Guthrie Theater Lab during their 1996-1997 season. After a fifteen-year hiatus, David rekindled his love of the theater with OpenStage Theatre’s The Rocky Horror Show. Since then, he has worked on every one of OpenStage’s productions, including serving as the Master Electrician for Moonlight and Magnolias and Unnecessary Farce, the Apprentice Lighting Designer for Stage Kiss, the Assistant Lighting Designer for Superior Donuts and The North Plan, and the Lighting Designer for Don't Dress for Dinner. Since the 2015 relaunch of OpenStage etcetera, he has been thrilled act as Lighting Designer for its productions of The Submission, A Bright New Boise, Ultimate Beauty Bible, H2O and Ideation.
David's Work in OpenStage Theatre
EventRole
Avenue Q Master Electrician
The Mystery Of Love And Sex Lighting Design
Fool For Love Lighting Designer
Frankenstein Assistant Master Electrician
Ideation Lighting Designer
Monty Python's Spamalot Master Electrician
Don't Dress For Dinner- Essential Season Lighting Designer/Master Electrician
Ultimate Beauty Bible- Etcetera Season Lighting Designer/Master Electrician
H2o - Etcetera Season Lighting Designer
A Bright New Boise openstage Etc Lighting Designer/Master Electrician
Orphans Assistant Lighting Designer
The Submission openstage Etc. Lighting Designer/Master Electrician
Stage Kiss Apprentice Lighting Designer
The North Plan Carpenter
The North Plan Assistant Lighting Designer/Master Electrician
Superior Donuts Assistant Lighting Designer
Unnecessary Farce Master Electrician
Moonlight And Magnolias Master Electrician