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Rich Rose

Professor; Vice Chair, Graduate Studies

Rich RoseRich Rose teaches in the area of scenic design for the stage. Related courses include Introduction to Design, Drafting, Scenic Rendering and Computer Aided Design. Rose is also the author of books on computer-aided design, drafting and sketching for the stage.

As the resident scenic designer at the award-winning Back Alley Theater for several years, Rose designed numerous productions for Artistic Directors Alan Miller and Laura Zucker (current L.A. County Arts Commissioner) including Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Ringers; The Fox; In the Sweet Bye and Bye, starring Rue McLanahan; Days and Nights Within; and Found a Peanut, for which he received DramaLogue and L.A. Weekly awards for scenic design.

More recent credits include designing gala tribute nights for Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll and film producer Jake Eberts (Gandhi, Dances With Wolves, The Year of Living Dangerously, A River Runs Through It), and consulting with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on the multi-million-dollar renovation of the historic John Anson Ford Theater stage in Hollywood.

Current scenic designs include Lainie Kazan presents The Great American Songbook; the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts productions of American Idiot, Floyd Collins (Ovation Award winner for Best Musical Large Theater and Best Director Musical Large Theater; BroadwayWorld nomination for best scenic design) and Spring Awakening (L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award winner for Best Director Musical Large Theater); the Mosaic Lizard Theater productions of Robin Hood and A Spider-Man Christmas; the national tours of In the Heat of the Night and Judgment at Nuremberg for L.A. Theatre Works; and for Actors Co-op at the David Schall Theatre in Hollywood, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles production of Joseph Stein’s and Stephen Schwartz’s rarely performed cult musical The Baker’s Wife, Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke (Los Angeles Times Critics Choice) and Our Town.