©2017 BY ERICA MCCAY

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, UNIVERSAL CREATIVE

April 2016 - Present

Creative design of overall interactive guest experiences in themed lands, including concept design for new interactive experiences, writing narratives and capturing design details, leading design team in scenic layout and interactions, and managing mock-ups and playtests.

ASSISTANT TECH MANAGER, UNIVERSAL CREATIVE

September 2013 - April 2016

Experience Designer, Interactive Wand Experience

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood (2016)

Design of overall guest experience in themed land, including creative direction of spells used, magical effects, and locations to cast spells. With supervision from Art Director, designed the look and guest experience for four new magical effects. Also managed the design, fabrication, and installation of other animated effects within the themed land and attractions.

GRAPHIC DESIGN & COPY EDITOR, NEW STARSHIP

April 2013 - September 2015

Graphic design and copy editing for non-profit foundation's business prospectuses.

SCENIC DESIGNER, STANFORD SAVOYARDS

October 2011 - February 2014

Design and art direction of 50'​ wide furnished theatre sets. Producer, designer and fabricator of show elements: scenic, props, lighting, and special effects. Graphic designer, copywriter, and editor for programs. Creative management of scenic fabrication and paint crews. Management of build schedule, scenic budget, re-purposing of scenic inventory, purchase of construction materials, scenic fabrication, theatre load-in and technical rehearsals.

Show Credits:
The Mikado (2014) | Scenic Designer, Co-Tech Director, Build & Run Crew
The Sorcerer (2013) | Stage Manager, Co-Scenic Designer
H.M.S. Pinafore (2013) | Scenic Designer, Tech Director, Co-Lighting Designer, Build & Run Crew
Ruddigore (2012) | Scenic Designer, Tech Director, Props Designer, Build Crew, Chorus
Pirates of Penzance (2012) | Scenic Designer, Tech Director, Build Crew, Chorus

SCENIC DESIGN, LYRIC THEATRE

February 2013 - June 2013

Design and art direction of furnished theatre sets. Fabricator and painter of scenic show elements. Creative management of scenic fabrication and paint crews. Management of build schedule, scenic budget, re-purposing of scenic inventory and purchase of scenic materials.

Show Credits:
The Grand Duke (2013) | Scenic Designer, Build Crew, Run Crew

MFA CREATIVE WRITING, STETSON UNIVERSITY

January 2018 - January 2020

Concentration: Fiction


The MFA of the Americas is a two-year, low-residency studio program which embraces all of the Americas, geographically and culturally. http://www.stetson.edu/other/academics/programs/creative-writing-mfa.php

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Selected Work Experience

 
 
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