Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT), the nation’s oldest professional theater for young audiences, is pleased to announce the addition of Technical Director Alex Useted. Useted brings extensive experience from Chicago’s theaters to Nashville.
“Alex absolutely has the chops, and is going to be a great fit,” says NCT Artistic Director Scot Copeland. “We’ve been fortunate to have a top-notch technical team with outstanding leadership for several years, and we plan our seasons with that as a given, and I am confident Alex brings both the skill set and the leadership ability. We’re glad to welcome him to the team.”
Useted received his degree in theater and sociology from Vanderbilt University and worked in Florida before landing in Chicago. There, he worked as technical director for American Theater Company and Northeastern Illinois University’s Summer Theatre Practicum. He also served as a project manager for Crosstown Scenic, working with designers and craftsmen to produce top-quality scenery for Chicago area theaters.
In 2012, Useted traveled back to Nashville, and has since worked as a technical detailer for 1220 Exhibits, Inc., creating technical drawings for museum exhibits and other installations such as the “Future 50” Expansion exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a thirty-foot-long catfish at Beale Street Landing in Memphis.
“Since I relocated to Nashville in 2012, I’ve been awaiting an opportunity to return to the world of theatre,” says Useted. “NCT is an excellent environment for me to work with an enthusiastic group of theatre professionals in my new home.”
Useted lives in Nashville with wife Adrienne and their four-legged pal Neko.
*Photo of Alex Useted courtesy Nashville Children’s Theatre.