Jerad Schomer

Jerad is the Principal of our New York Studio.


Jerad joined Charcoalblue with ten years' worth of professional experience in the performing arts and construction industry, having worked as a scenery and lighting designer, technical director, scenic painter, rigger and production manager on a variety of productions. 

Most notably he spent five years at the Metropolitan Opera as Technical Project Manager working on many productions including Robert Lepage's Ring Cycle. He also spent two years at Park Avenue Armory, first as ATD, and then as Technical Director, leading the technical efforts on Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford's Macbeth, and Robert Wilson's The Life and Death of Marina Abramović.


Jerad is a trained Scenery and Lighting Designer, ans has a broad range of experience working collaboratively on creative and technical teams across the industry, from opera to musical theatre, and from visual arts installations to live music production.


Jerad has also spent time designing and drafting rigging systems for New York based theatrical services company IWEISS. There, he originated system drafting for dozens of theatres around New York and the country, including the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, a new Broadway space which opened in 2009. 


Charcoalblue CV - Jerad Schomer