Jonah Free

Theatre Specialist

Jonah is inspired by stories and the process of telling them. After more than a decade telling stories both on- and off-stage and gaining vital production and design skills, Jonah received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Design. Looking to grow as a storyteller, he went on the road to tell stories through spectacle, bringing pyrotechnics and special effects to audiences in over 75 cities in North America with a prominent fireworks and special effects company. Most recently, he used his experience in stage and experiential production during his first foray into immersive storytelling; intermingling the audience and the experience into a shared and interactive story at Fairgrounds St. Pete.

Significant Projects

  • Carlsbad High School

    Carlsbad, NM

  • Waco High School

    Waco, TX

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Fairgrounds St. Pete, Producing Artist / Creative Technologies Operations Lead, 2020-21

    St. Petersburg, FL

  • Ascend Tour, ILLENIUM, Pyrotechnics & Special Effects, 2019

  • Camp Nowhere Tour, ODESZA, Pyrotechnics & Special Effects, 2019

  • Working, Emerson Stage, Associate Technical Director

  • 37th Annual EVVY Awards, Technical Director, Engineering


  • BFA - Emerson College


  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology


  • Edgar L. Lustig Award Winner (First Prize), USITT-ASTC Venue Renovation Challenge, 2019