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2020 BFA Technical Theatre and Stage Management alumni Tom Houghton
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Tom Houghton

About Tom

Tom is a creator and fixer of technical things with a special interest in special effects and coming up with creative solutions to technical problems. Having worked in Queensland before moving to Sydney, Tom has had a number of years of experience in corporate AV and concerts. He has been able to draw on previous experience working in IT, hospitality and outdoor education to give himself a broad knowledge and skillset that extends into the more uncommon aspects of live performance. At NIDA Tom has been able to work on theatre specific skills and has developed and interest in stage management.

When not stuck at NIDA Tom has picked up work for many companies including Belvoir St, Hayes Theatre Co, Foundation Theatres, Gordon Frost Organisation, Carriageworks and The National Theatre. He has also continued working gigs as a freelance Audio Engineer, Lighting Designer and VJ for gigs and venues big and small.

Tom would like to continue to hunt out bigger challenges and continue to learn and grow.

NIDA Productions

Production Stage Manager

Technical Director/Lighting Designer/ Head Electrician/Stage Manager/Vision Systems Supervisor/Designer Sound Systems Supervisor/Designer Online Content/Designer IT Systems/Supervisor Human Counterweight/Assistant Online Content Writer

Head Mechanist/Human Counterweight
Starstruck the Stage Musical

Production Stage Manager
Diploma of Musical Theatre Showcase 2019

Deputy Head Flyman/Human Counterweight
Roberto Zucco

Deputy Stage Manager

Lighting Designer
We are Gods

Lighting Designer
Delta Sierra Juliet

Head Electrician
Stay Happy Keep Smiling

Assistant Stage Manager
Waiting for Godot

Other  Productions

Warhorse (National Theatre)

Shrek: The Musical (Gordon Frost Organisation)

Assistant Stage Manager
Australia Day Live 2020, 2019

Lighting Designer
RB Corp: The Hive

Venue Manager
National Folk Festival 2019

Lighting Designer/Head Electrician/Sound Designer
MARS: An Interplanetary Cabaret

Lighting Designer
Lady and the Tiger

Production Manager/Lighting Designer
Delta Sierra Juliet