Director and Theatre Artist

 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. She also 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 and The Rock and the Ripe at Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Kristin has served as assistant director for Talking 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.

A current member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Class and 2015 recipient of the SETC Ballew Directing Award, Kristin holds a MFA in Directing and Public Dialogue from Virginia Tech and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.

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.

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