Yohei’s life with musicals started at the age of two, when he watched a musical Beauty and the Beast for the first time. He was attracted by its enchanting story and music. Thanks to his family of musical lovers, he grew up with exploring many different musical stories.
His life changed when he fell in love with Mamma Mia! The most memorable moment was when he brought his younger brother with Down’s syndrome. Looking at his brother standing up and dancing in tune with its songs, he realized the POWER OF MUSICALS; musicals can transcend such handicap barriers. Since then, musicals became a part of his life, and he got eager to work in musicals for his dream job.
In the summer of 2010, Yohei visited Boston, the U.S. Watching Broadway musicals The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story, he made up his mind to study musicals in the U.S. Later in 2010, he joined Toyota Theater Academy in Aichi, Japan. He gained knowledge about different roles in theater plays, such as sound technology, stage lighting, and acting. Throughout this program, he especially got interested in stage lighting.
In August 2014, he started studying Theater Arts at Citrus College, where he studied stage lighting under Professor Dan Volonte and Karen Taulbee, a supervisor of Haugh Performing Arts Center. As an assistant lighting designer, he supported theater plays on campus behind the scenes.
In 2017, he graduated from Citrus College and now studies at California State University, Long Beach. He continues his journey through the world of musical stories he never knew. His story goes on…
(Written by Kanako Otani)
|Toyota Theater Academy||Local Theater|
|Haugh Performing Arts Center||Student Employee|
|April 2010 – March 2013||Nagoya High School||High School Diploma
|April 2013 – March 2014||NIC International in Japan||Learning English, TOEFL
|June 2014 – Augast, 2017||Citrus College||AA Theatre Arts
AA Liberal Arts Emph:Arts_Huma
AA Fine and Performing Arts
|August 2017 - December 2018||California State University - Long Beach||(not graduated) BA Technical Theatre
|Dan Volonte||Citrus College - Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Taulbee||Haugh Performing Arts Center - Supervisoremail@example.com|
|David Jacques||California State University, Long Beach - Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Road Hog 4||High End|
|Grand MA||MA Lighting|
|Grand MA 2 - light||MA Lighting|
|Mac 2000 profile||Martin|
|Mac 2000 wash||Martin|
|SOLASPOT 2000||High End|
|SolaFrame Theatre||High End|
|Studio Color 575||High End|
|Studio Spot 575||High End|
|VL 2000 wash||Vari-Lite|
|Source Four PAR||ETC||conventional|
|LED (RGB / RGBW)||----||LED light controlled by DMX|
|Experience / Skill / Tool||Informations|
|Vectorworks (Educational)||CAD, Theater drawing|
|Word, Excel, PowerPoint||Office Software|
|California Driver License||Driver License|