Kelly Wiegant Mangan

Courses Taught:

  • THFM 1470 - Basic Scenic Construction, Props & Scenic Art
  • THFM 1010, 3010 - Production Participation
  • THFM 4650 - Stage Management
  • THFM 4670 - Scene Painting
  • THFM 4720 - Advanced Production Practicum
  • THFM 4850 - Topics in Theatre
  • THFM 4900 - Problems in Theatre

Degrees Held:

  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, and Bachelor of Science in Theatre - University of Missouri-Columbia - 1987
  • MFA - Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota in Scenic Design - 1991

Professional Credits:

Ms. Mangan 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 production 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, and Music Theatre Louisville/Broadway at Iroquois.  She has worked as a scenic artist 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, directed by Michael Mann.

Union or Professional Organizations:

  • USITT - United States Institute for Theatre Technology
  • S*P*A*M* - The Society of Prop Artisan Managers
  • The Guild of Scenic Artists
  • The Stage Manager's Association

Updated: 08/19/2020 09:47AM