Stage Manager: Hope Rose Kelly

Hope Rose Kelly
                       Hope Rose Kelly

Theatre is a collaborative art with many moving parts. Keeping all those parts together is the job of  the stage manager. As we interview people in theatre we get a sense of how varied their lives are.  Just as each actor’s experience is unique, so are the experiences of stage managers.  Like actors and directors, they may return to certain theatres on a regular basis, but they are constantly interacting with new challenges, new combinations of people.  Change seems to be the constant.  Over the years, Bob and I have seen Hope Rose after performances or working serenely  as we interview people. Seeing theatre from her perspective seemed the next natural step. As we were leaving the interview,  I mentioned that some photos and links would be helpful. Arriving home, there on my computer were the captioned photos and links.   Clearly, life would be simpler for all of us if it was stage managed.

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Interview with Hope Rose Kelly

Stage Management Fight Club Summer 2015 at S&Co - In picture are myself, Tracy Hoida, Kathleen Soltan, Laura Gomez, and Jessica Kemp. Kathleen, Laura, and Jessica returned this summer and worked on the Playhouse shows. Jessica was the one underneath the trap for Or, helping to making sure Allyn wouldn't bump his head!

Stage Management Fight Club Summer 2015 at S&Co – In picture are myself, Tracy Hoida, Kathleen Soltan, Laura Gomez, and Jessica Kemp. Kathleen, Laura, and Jessica returned this summer and worked on the Playhouse shows. Jessica was the one underneath the trap for Or, helping to making sure Allyn wouldn’t bump his head!

Stage Management Still Life - A photo I took of my calling station with the okra mascot of Delta State University in Cleveland, MS when we went there for the tour for Montana Rep's "The Great Gatsby".
Stage Management Still Life – A photo I took of my calling station with the okra mascot of Delta State University in Cleveland, MS when we went there for the tour for Montana Rep’s “The Great Gatsby”.
Me looking at the stage at the MSU Riley Center Opera House in Meridian, MS during the Gatsby tour.
Me looking at the stage at the MSU Riley Center Opera House in Meridian, MS during the Gatsby tour.
Hound of the Baskervilles backstage crew - myself, Sean Gray, Stella Schwartz, Diane Healy in costume.
Hound of the Baskervilles backstage crew – myself, Sean Gray, Stella Schwartz, Diane Healy in costume.

http://www.stagemanagers.org

http://www.actorsequity.org

http://www.shakespeare.org

http://www.wamtheatre.com

http://www.montanarep.org

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