March is Women’s History Month! All month long, we celebrate women in opera, both on stage and off.
Friday, March 19 at 3:00 P.M. CT – Live from Indy Terrace feat. stage manager Kathleen Edwards.
Ep. 39: Happy Anniversary, friends! One year ago, we launched the Live from Indy Terrace series as a way to connect with you through music despite the circumstances. Today, we celebrate by singing the praises of an invaluable member of the Austin Opera team: our longtime stage manager Kathleen Edwards!
If you’ve ever wondered how a big show runs from backstage, you won’t want to miss this unique peek behind the curtain. Hosted by Senior Director of Artistic Operations Nathan DePoint, we’ll roll archival footage and Kathleen will “call” a show live, just like she does during a production!
More about Kathleen:
Kathleen Edwards has spent over thirty years stage managing more than seventy different operas across the United States; some national credits include San Francisco Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Utah Opera. In addition, she served as the Production Coordinator for Seattle Opera’s Ring Cycle in both 2009 and 2013 and has worked with the Oberlin Conservatory for five years, including next season, as the Stage Manager and Assistant Director. Her passion for mentoring young stage managers has been a driving force for her career, allowing her to watch the careers of many Assistant Stage Managers grow and flourish. Kathleen also loves the rehearsal and tech process for each production, but the pride she has with the journey of a world premiere is the most fulfilling. She has had the opportunity to stage-manage the world premiere of Anton Coppola’s Sacco and Vanzetti and the American premiere of Philip Glass’ Waiting for the Barbarians. Kathleen has been a beloved member of the Austin Opera family for seventeen years, working in a variety of roles in the stage management department, and for the last five years, she has been serving as the Production Stage Manager. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.