Jen Levear has been working backstage in Portland Theatre since 2007, when she first started working for Lunar Theatrical.
Before then she was working through high school as event crew at the Deb Fennel Auditorium located on Tigard High School's campus. During that time she was also involved in school productions and concerts.
Her work at Lunar Theatrical includes; construction as a scenery carpenter, special effects skills as a technician, and management as assistant technical director. She has been involved in helping various theatrical companies in the Portland area throughout the years including; Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Pixie Dust Productions, Profile Theatre Company, Bag & Baggage Productions and Broadway Rose, as well as many other smaller scenery and lighting projects each year.
Jen's main work at Lunar Theatrical includes; woodworking, welding, and drafting. But she has also been involved in installing and operating mechanical moving scenery, installing systems for flying performers, and pyrotechnics along with live fire onstage.
Jen has also worked on several productions as a crew captain along with being a stagehand, flyrail operator, all-around production technician, and assistant stage manager. She also has experience in sound, recording, and mixing. Along with lighting experience with a variety of instruments and systems.
She is also currently involved with technical theatre education at two Portland area high schools, and has been involved in educating at others in the past.