ernest w. iannaccone     

* lighting design * set design  * production services


1983 - Present

iewi productions - Oak Bluffs, MA
Freelance Lighting & Set Designer, Production Services and Consultations
2016 - Present
High Output - Canton, MA
Systems Sales - Project Manager
2015 - 2016 Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  Director of Production

Supervised students, staff and maintained facilities and equipment necessary for productions by the college's Music and Theatre/Dance Departments in four venues.

2016-Present Martha's Vineyard Playhouse - Vineyard Haven, MA (also 1993-2005)
Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting & Set Designer
Westfield State University - Westfield , MA
Dever Stage: Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting & Set Designer, Producer
  •  Managed a 526 seat proscenium theatre
  •  Supervised student staff
  •  Producer and designer for Music Department musicals
  •  Created budgets, managed ticketing, publicity/marketing and grants
2005 - 2008 EF/Smithsonian, Caravan Tours, Holland America, Paragon Tours
Tour Director

2000 - 2008


Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust - Edgartown, MA
Technical Director
  •  Care and maintenance of three small performance spaces.
  • Hiring and supervision of production staff.
1998 - 2007
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
MVPAC staff, Production Manager, Set and Lighting Designer "Grease" 2006, "Camelot" 2007
Band Director - Spring 2003



1994 - 2008

Troubled Shores, Inc. WIMP Comedy Improv Troupe  - Edgartown, MA
Technical Director





1993 - 2004

The Yard, Inc. - Chilmark, MA.
Administrative Associate, Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting & Set Designer, Caretaker
  •  Assisted Executive Director.
  •  Supervised & scheduled interns and volunteers for all events.
  •  Created weekly rehearsal and production schedules and maintained day-to-day programming.
  •  Attended board of trustees meetings.
  •  Developed and participated in all fundraising activities.
  •  Wrote grant applications and follow-up reports as per grant requirements.
  •  Created yearly budget.
  •  Bookkeeping: accounts payable/receivable, monthly financial statements.
  •  Designed web page and flyers, programs, newsletters and guidelines for applications.
  •  Managed selection process for artists.
  •  Maintained mailing lists.
  •  Liaison with island community.
  •  Caretaker for 2.5 acre facility with 4 buildings. Lighting, set designer and technical director for productions


2002 - 2003
Martha's Vineyard Regional Schools
Instrumental Music Teacher - Substitute
April 2003 - June 2003 Temporary Band Director - Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (position eliminated)
1993 - 1998 Wintertide Coffeehouse - Vineyard Haven, MA
  •  Volunteer for many community events.
  •  Maintained lighting & sound systems.
1994 - 1996 First Night Martha's Vineyard - Martha's Vineyard, MA
Executive Director/Production Manager
  •  Development, planning, coordination of all aspects of First Night Martha's Vineyard including fundraising, site selection, talent selection, programming, scheduling, transportation and food services, advertising and publicity, sales and marketing, staff and volunteer training and supervision.
1991 - 1993 BASH Theatrical Lighting, Inc.- North Bergen, NJ
Account Representative: Rental & sales of lighting equipment
EDUCATION: M.F.A.  New York University - Lighting Design - 1987
B.A.      New Jersey City University - Music Education - 1983
Completed the Comedy Improv training program and perform at ImprovBoston
Certified Massachusetts Teacher of Music, Teacher of Theatre License # 379244
Certified New Jersey Teacher of Music
Instruments played: Bassoon, Saxophone
  References available on request

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