Kelly Wiegant Mangan

Courses Taught:

  • THFM 1470 - Basic Scenic Construction, Props & Scenic Art
  • THFM 1010, 3010 - Production Participation 
  • THFM 4670 - Scene Painting

Institutions/Professional Companies with which Ms. Mangan has worked :

Ms. Mangan received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Science in Theatre from The University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987.  She received her MFA from Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota in Scenic Design in 1991. 

Professional Credits:

Ms. Mangan has worked as resident scenic designer and prop master for Stage One, The Louisville Children's Theatre for 18 years, working on over 120 productions, two national videos and one Broadway residency with The Great Gilly Hopkins.  She has also served as prop master for Shakespeare Santa Cruz for seven summer seasons, and prop master for the Randall Theatre at the Tony award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival for seven summer seasons. Kelly served as scenic designer for the Mount Holyoke Summer Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, The Western Stage in Salinas, California, Music Theatre Louisville/Broadway at Iroquois, for the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Scenic, Scenic View, Tamara Backdrops, and Funkhouser Backdrops in Chicago. She also worked at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago as an assistant to the scenic designer and scenic artist. 

Her movie credits include scenic artist on the film The Insider

Union or Professional Organizations:

  • USITT
  • SPAM - The Society of Prop Artisan Managers