Joel Grinke
Joel Grinke
Live Performance Technology Integration Design
His ability transcends the usual roles and his strength lies in making things work out of nothing.
— Rachel Peake, Director
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About Joel

I make amazing experiences for performance and public spaces. I design and create wonderful experiences for companies and community groups. I originally trained as an actor and have had a life long love of technology and spectacular visuals. This life experience has given me a love of intimate storytelling mixed with a desire to make magical things happen right in front of people. From small puppet shows where the puppeteer is able to see and interact with the children to performances where the musicians affect the imagery that surrounds them to experiences where audience members make the world change around them, I dream of ways to make  the world we live in more amazing.

A constant face in the Vancouver theatre community, I also work as a director, projection designer and technical director. Companies I've worked with include Presentation House Theatre, Bold Event Creative, Lynn Valley United Church, Electric Company Theatre, Neworld Theatre, University of British Columbia and Natures Path Foods. I've worked with companies in Canada, the U.S.A, Germany and Italy.

I have expert knowledge of Isadora, Qlab, Final Cut Pro and Motion. 

I am a member of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA, NextGen Member) and  VIVO Media Arts. I am also a licensed pyrotechnician and display fireworks assistant.