Kristin Rose Kelly

 Kristin Rose Kelly is a director and playwright who focuses on socially relevant theater and specializes in creating documentary theatre.  Her work in documentary theatre has been influenced by working with Matthew Francis, protégé of Anna Deavere Smith, Ping Chong & Company, and Dance Exchange.  Her docu-musical, A Chip on Her Shoulder, about women in Engineering has toured to Virginia Western Community College, CoLab Roanoke, and the Moss Arts Center and will be featured in New York at The Tank in March 2019 with Honest Accomplice Theatre. She is a current Artist in Residence at University Settlement with her theatre collective, Creative Traffic Flow. She also co-directed Extraordinary Interruptions: a dance theatre piece about mass media events performed at Virginia Tech, Roanoke Ballet Theatre, and The Cube at the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology. Her and collaborator, Thomas Murray, have presented their creative process at NYU Forum on Ethnodrama and DirectorsLabChicago.

Kristin has served as assistant director for Sarah Cameron SundeTalking Band, Honest Accomplice Theatre, Dana Edell and SPARK movement as well as with Salt Marsh Suite: an original video/sound installation and performance of a Carolina estuary created by Carol Burch-Brown and Ann Kilkelly.  She was the Director of Theatre for Change for Queering Education Research Institute has previously worked with the Irondale Ensemble Project, SITI Company, Creative Arts Team, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Brooklyn Acting Lab, and Hartford Performs.

Kristin received a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies and continues to apply feminist theoretical frameworks to her artistic practices. Member of the SDCF Observership Class and 2015 recipient of the SETC Ballew Directing Award, she is an alumna of Pangea World Theatre and Art2Action’s National Institute of Directing and Ensemble Creation. She received her MFA in Directing and Public Dialogue from Virginia Tech and BFA in Musical from Syracuse University.

A Chip On Her Shoulder at Queens College
The Rock And The Ripe
A Chip On Her Shoulder at VWCC
A Chip On Her Shoulder at Grove School of Engineering
Swollen Tongues
A Chip On Her Shoulder at VWCC
An Adventure With Friends
A Chip On Her Shoulder at Virginia Tech
Theatre for Change
Extraordinary Interruptions
Melancholy Play
Extraordinary Interruptions

Spotlight: Kristin Rose Kelly | SITI Company

On Facebook and here on the SITI Company blog, SITI has been spotlighting alumni of our many training programs. Today, we have the great pleasure of spotlighting Kristin Rose Kelly, who first trained with SITI Company in Saratoga Springs in 2015. Kristin is currently working towards her MFA in Directing and Public Dialogue at Virginia Tech.