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Acting

Orphans                                               Treat                                       Jewel Box Theatre- OKC, OK 
Anansi the Spider                                 Nayami                                   Oklahoma City Children's Theatre -OKC,OK
True West                                            Austin                                     Maryland Ensemble Theatre,-Maryland
Burn This                                             Pale                                        L.I.P Service/I.A.O. Gallery -OKC, OK
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf            George                                  Double JJ Ranch & Golf Resort-Rothbury, MI
Hamlet                                                 Hamlet                                    Mitchell Hall Theatre-Edmond, OK
The Eight                                            Comet                                     Actors Warehouse  Theatre-OKC, OK
Of Mice & Men                                   George                                    ICT -Irving, TX 
Doubt: A Parable                                 Father Flynn                           The Fig Theater Company-Dallas, TX
Oklahoma                                            Ali Hackim                              Artisan Center Theatre-Hurst,TX
To Kill A Mockingbird                         Atticus Finch                           Artisan Center Theater-Hurst, TX
Hurlyburly                                            Eddie                                      Actors Warehouse Theater-OKC, OK
Oliver                                                   Fagin                                       Artisan Center​ Theater
Oleanna                                                John                                        ​L.I.P. Service
The Diviners                                        C.C. Showers                           L.I.P. Service
Down The Road                                  Bill Reach​                                 L.I.P. Service
Fool For Love                                      Eddie​                                       L.I.P. Service
Playing With Fire (after Frankenstein)​   The Creature                           L.I.P. Service/ 3 Cords Theatre
Killer Joe                                              Joe Cooper                              L.I.P. Service​


Directing

The Dumb Waiter                                         L.I.P. Service                                                                 OKC, OK.
Batman Thrill Spectacular                             Six Flags America                                                         Largo, MD.
Wild West Stunt Spectacular                         Frontier City                                                                  OKC, OK.
The Rocky Horror Show                              Double JJ Ranch                                                       Rothbury, MI.
Waiting For Godot                                       Double JJ Ranch                                                       Rothbury, MI.
The Music Man                                            Artisan Center Theatre                                                   Hurst,TX.
Harvey                                                         Artisan Center Theatre                                                   Hurst, TX.
Over The River And Thru The Woods         Artisan Center Theater                                                  Hurst, TX.
Barefoot in The Park                                    The Firehouse Theater                                   Farmers Branch, TX​
Killer Joe                                                      L.I.P. Service                                                            Ft. Worth, TX.​
Search And Destroy                                     L.I.P. Service                                                                  Dallas, TX.​


Film

Texas Tango                                                   Lead                                                                       Moondancer Ent.
Dirty Red                                                       Supporting                                                              Poor Child Films
Murder by Mistake                                         Lead                                                                        Moondancer Ent. 
The Gunslingers                                            Lead                                                                        The A.V.A.Farm
Twister                                                          Extra                                                                       Warner Bros.
Rain Man                                                       Extra                                                                       Universal Studios
Lost Mine                                                      Lead                                                                        Silvertree Productions
Sprit of the Lost Messengers                         Featured Performer                                                 Independent
Skid (2014)                                                    Supporting​                                                               RylTV Productions
The Posthuman Project​  (2013)                     Lead                                                                        Reckless Abandonment Pictures


Commercial / Industrial

Your Personal Flight                                     Angry Customer                                                       F.F.A 

Engine Express                                             Driver                                                                      Sizziln Brains Creative
Cable Theft                                                   Prisoner 1                                                                Cox Cable
Directions in Furniture                                  Student                                                                     Roberta Sloan
New Frontier                                                Dad                                                                          Double JJ Ranch

Stunt Choreography

Wild West Stunt Show                                 Frontier City                                                              OKC, OK.
Pirate Show                                                Adventure World                                                         Largo, MD.
Batman Thrill Spectacular                           Six Flags America                                                        Largo, MD.
Pirates of Penzance                                     Edmond High School                                                 OKC, OK.
The Outsiders                                             North Classen High School                                         OKC, OK.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow                            C.A.T.S.                                                                      Arlington, TX.
West Side Story                                          Artisan Center Theater                                                 Hurst, TX.
The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe       Artisan Center Theater                                                 Hurst, TX.
Man with the Pointed Toes                        Artisan Center Theater                                                 Hurst, TX.
Prince Caspian                                            Artisan Center Theater                                                Hurst, TX.
Romeo & Juliet                                          The Firehouse Theatre                                                 Farmers Branch, TX.​


Set Design/Construction/Lighting Design

Buried Child                                                      North Classen Little Theatre                                     OKC, OK.
Sex, Drugs Rock & Roll                                     Ledo Lounge                                                            OKC, OK.
State of Rhythm                                                Adventure World                                                      Largo, MD.
American Rock                                                  Six Flags America                                                     Largo, MD.
Complete History of America (Abridged)           Double JJ Ranch                                                       Rothbury, MI.
The Ark                                                            Artisan Center Theatre                                              Hurst, TX.
The Foreigner                                                   
Artisan Center Theatre                                              Hurst, TX.
Peter Pan                                                          Artisan Center Theatre                                              Hurst, TX.
Don't Drink the Water                                      Artisan Center Theatre                                              Hurst,TX.
Cinderella                                                          Artisan Center Theatre                                              Hurst, TX.
Book of Job                                                      Artisan Center Theatre                                              Hurst, TX.
Belles on Their Toes                                         Artisan Center Theatre                                               Hurst, TX.
Cinderella                                                          Plano Children's Theatre                                           Plano, TX.
Oklahoma                                                         Artisan Center Theater                                              Hurst, TX.
Beehive                                                             Crossover Theater                                                     DeSoto,TX.
Aida                                                                  Plano Children's Theater                                           Plano, TX.

Producer

Zoo Story                                                          L.I.P. Service                                                                OKC, OK.
Boy's Life                                                          L.I.P. Service                                                                OKC, OK. 
Escanaba in da Moonlight                                 Stage Door Players                                                        Freemont, MI.
Greater Tuna                                                     Double JJ Ranch                                                           Rothbury, MI.
Same Time Next Year                                       Double JJ Ranch                                                           Rothbury, MI.
True West                                                         Actors Warehouse Theatre                                            OKC, OK.
The Eight                                                         Actors Warehouse Theater                                             OKC, OK.
HurlyBurly                                                        Actors Warehouse Theater                                            OKC, OK.
Oleanna                                                            Arts 5th Avenue                                                             Ft. Worth, TX.
The Diviners                                                     Arts 5th Avenue                                                            Ft. Worth, TX.
Down The Road                                               The Gallery at MIDTOWN                                           Dallas, TX.
The Root Of Chaos                                          Arts 5th Avenue                                                             Ft. Worth, TX
FOOL FOR LOVE                                          Arts 5th Avenue                                                             Ft. Worth, TX.​​​​
Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein)​               The Plaza Arts Center                                                    Carrollton, TX. 
Killer Joe                                                          Arts 5th Avenue                                                             Ft. Worth, TX.​

Special Skills

horseback riding, high falls (up to 40 ft), dialects, stage combat instructor, 
lifeguard instructor,  NASCO, ILTP, 
First Aid, CPR, AED, O2,
motivational speaker, guitar, improvisational skills, SAG eligible, set construction,
set design, employee training programs, waterskiing,
rodeo-barrel clown, good with kids, pyrotechnics,
special effects staging,
theatrical make-up, audio / visual  recording & editing (acid pro, video explosion)


Professional Experience

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION MANAGER
The Firehouse Theater
2012-Present
Farmers Branch, TX

Operate, maintain and safeguard the technical assets of the theater, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
Design, set up, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems for theater, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.
Advise stage managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
Supervise and assist with set and stage construction,strike and management.
Assist in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
Assist with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
Attend Technical Week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show.
Make recommendations to the Board of Directors or theater leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.



TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION MANAGER
Artisan Center Theater
2007-2012
Hurst, TX 

Operate, maintain and safeguard the technical assets of the theater, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities. 
Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates. 
Design, set up, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems for theater, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters. 
Advise stage managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs. 
Supervise and assist with set and stage construction,strike and management. 
Assist in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows. 
Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility. 
Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment. 
Assist with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies. 
Attend Technical Week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show. 
Make recommendations to the Board of Directors or theater leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment. 


DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort
2000 – 2007 
Rothbury, MI 

Developed & managed all operational components of Gold Rush Indoor Water Park. 
Developed & initiated resort Manger on Duty Program.
Trained & licensed all resort lifeguards.
Developed & created Entertainment department.
Recruited & hired all seasonal & full time employees.
First aid instructor resort wide.
Transitioned Aquatics department from Red Cross to Ellis & Associates.
Oversaw all day to day operations of Recreation, Entertainment & Aquatics divisions.
Developed, scheduled, and conducted resort activities and special events.
Hired & oversaw specialized contract workers.
Ensured all events & activities conformed to appropriate safety & OSHA rules. 
Ensured the facilities & equipment being used for programs or events were properly set up and maintained. 
Maintained inventory of supplies, tools, and equipment.
Compiled & submitted data for reports and budgets.
Designed & taught various resort training programs.
Created & Managed all budget
requirements for department needs.
Led in creation and development of the annual Fall Festival / Halloween Scream event.
Coordinated all on site special events.
Supervised staff of up to 200.
Designed, developed, produced, Western Stars Wild West Show.

ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER
1997- 2000 Six Flags America
Largo, MD 

Developed, maintained Entertainment budget. 
Recruited talented seasonal employees.
Maintained and repaired all entertainment equipment.
Coordinated production and technical aspects of all shows. 
Managed day-to-day operations.
Served as liaison between sub-contractors and Park Management.
Played an integral role in the creation and development of the annual HallowScream / Fright Fest event.
Directed, Cast, Choreographed Western Stunt Show. 
Designed and constructed sets for various park shows.
Played integral role in design, construction, and operation of the Batman Thrill Spectacular. 
Supervised staff up to 200.

OWNER , PRODUCER
L.I.P. Service Inc.
1993-Present
Ft. Worth, TX /Oklahoma City, OK 

Secure the rights to present the play from the royalty house or publisher-agent. 
Budgeting. 
Decide date, time and venue.
Form a production team. 
Production meetings. 
Schedule rehearsals and performances. 
Set the rehearsal venue. 
Rehearsal process and preparation. 
Financial accounting of the show's expenses and revenues.
Coordination of long-range and annual planning.
Develop the annual budget, including providing monthly financial reporting and forecasting, cash flow management, capital spending and expenditures review and approval. 
Manage the staff and direct operations.
Administering and supporting, all educational programs of the company.
Act as the representative and advocate of the theater with government agencies, insurance companies, community and local business groups and arts organizations.
Possess experience in a non-profit arts management/leadership position, with demonstrated experience in fund-raising, grant writing and marketing;
Possess strong budgeting and financial management skills;
Demonstrate capacity to lead, manage, motivate and inspire the companies team.
Have experience in marketing, advertising and public relations activities, including driving growth in ticket sales and associated revenues;
Exhibit excellent interpersonal leadership, and communications (both written and oral) skills;
Demonstrate a strong work ethic, stamina and passion.

Jason Leyva 
leyvaj4@msn.com

Hgt 5'7
Eyes: Brown
  Hair: Brown 
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