Bill Schaffner

Bill Schaffner


Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2011 - 2013 Production Manager
Joyce SoHo
Joyce Theater Foundation
Joyce SoHo
1995 - 2009 Production Stage Manager
Ballet Hispanico
Ballet Hispanico


  • Year
  • 1970
    Warren High School

About me

I have worked as a Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Director/Designer, and Stage Manager for more than 30 years, mostly for dance companies. I love meeting the challenges that are part of that process. I enjoy preparing and planning ahead, consulting with collaborators and adjusting to the changes that inevitably present themselves.

Additional Skills

Specialties: Strong crew management skills; Extensive knowledge of standard production practices in lighting, scenery, props, carpentry, audio, video and wardrobe; extensive scheduling skills; experienced ability in using computers, including word processing and spreadsheet programs, database creation and management, sound and video editing, drafting of light plots and scenery; knowledge of basic sound and video systems; ability to drive cars and trucks in NYC streets (no mean feat).


Job Titles Lighting Director, Production Manager, Production Supervisor
Years in industry 6+ years
Experienced in Ballet, Dance, Experimental, Festival, Outdoor Events
Languages Spoken English
Work Permits USA