Liz O'keefe graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. She began her career in art direction and motion graphics editing at Barlow Productions and Innervision Studios for 9yrs. In 1998, she pooled her talents with husband Michael O'Keefe and became the Creative Director for Technical Productions, Inc.
Liz manages creative development and execution for all things that flow through the doors at TPI.
For the last 21 years, she has had a management role in the company and together with Michael, has taken a keen interest in the direction of the business and it's future profitability.
Liz purchased a majority ownership at the end of 2019 and looks forward to steering the company into the next decade of growth and opportunity.
Michael O'Keefe, founder, has been a leader of Technical Productions, Inc. since he opened the doors in 1989. He began with roots in theatrical lighting design and the simple concept that he could do it better and more efficiently than the people surrounding him. Three office spaces and over 30 years later, his mission has remained the same. If there is a better way that involves groundbreaking design, decreases in load-in time, saves the client money on labor and increases the production quality of the show, you'll most likely find Michael behind the wheel.
Michael has a world of experience under his belt & has shifted a major allocation of his focus into our redefined financial strategy and business model. We are poised for success as he embarks forward as acting cfo for TPI.
Jack Rushen, our Director of Production and Operations, graduated with honors from Webster University's Conservatory of the Theatre Arts with a degree in Technical Direction. He brings a host of theatrical knowledge and operations management experience from companies like Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Cirque du Soleil, Lollapalooza, and Ausitn City Limits. Before Joining TPI in 2016, Jack spent two and a half years as Production Manager for Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth, TX.
Jack manages our day-to-day operations and has his eyes keenly focused on efficiencies across the board. He is involved in every single production that goes through TPI from concept to planning, execution and delivery, through post-production and follow up.
It is the body of this executive management team between Michael O'keefe, Jack Rushen and Liz O'keefe that truly sets TPI apart from our competition. You can see the difference in the product when you look at the pictures. But what you can't see is the heart and soul behind the curtain, what drives the crew to deliver differently and more efficiently, and what is left out there on the stage at the end of the show when the trucks drive away from the dock. It's a difference worth experiencing. It's a difference that is only TPI.