Rich Rose (Scenic Designer) – As the resident scenic designer at the award-winning Back Alley Theater for several years, Rich designed numerous productions there for Artistic Directors Alan Miller and Laura Zucker (former LA County Arts Commissioner) including Jacques Brel is Alive and Well, Ringers, The Fox, In the Sweet Bye and Bye (starring Rue McLanahan) Days and Nights Within, and Found a Peanut (DramaLogue and LA Weekly awards for scenic design).  

More recent credits encompass tribute gala environmental designs for film producers Jake Eberts (founder of PARTICIPANT MEDIA -- Gandhi, Dances with Wolves, The Year of Living Dangerously, A River Runs Through It) and Jeff Scholl (founder of eBay and Pivot TV, documentary producer – Citizen Four, Food Inc.) and consulting with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission on the recent multi-million-dollar renovation of the historic John Anson Ford Theater stage in Hollywood.

Current scenic designs include Lainie Kazan Presents Lainie's Cabaret -The Great American Songbook; the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts productions of the musicals Spring Awakening, Floyd Collins (BroadwayWorld nomination for best scenic design) and American Idiot  (BroadwayWorld nomination for best scenic design); the Mosaic Lizard Theater productions of Robin Hood and A Spider-Man Christmas; the national tours of In the Heat of the Night, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Mountaintop, and Steel Magnolias for LA Theater Works; at Actor's Co-op, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles productions 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) Our Town, and A Man For All Seasons; and MEMPHIS at AMDA.  

Rich's latest works were seen on stage at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum where his designs for Other Desert Cities and The Chalk Garden were part of the 2017 and 2018 summer rep seasons; The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts for a special engagement of Judgment at Nuremberg; and at The Guangzhou Centre for Dramatic Arts in Guangzhou, China where he designed the set for Rabbit Hole (performed in Mandarin) for their 2018 production season.

A Professor in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Rich is also the author of books on computer-aided design, drafting, and sketching for the stage published by Penguin / Random House.



Andy Warhol’s Tomato         Pacific Resident Theatre                  Dir: Dana Jackson

Steel Magnolias (nat'l tour)          LA Theatre Works                            Dir: Brian Kite

The Chalk Garden                                   Theatricum Botanicum                     Dir: Susan Angelo

Rabbit Hole (in Mandarin)                       Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre  Dir: Brian Kite

A Man For All Seasons                             Actor's Co-op                                   Dir: Thomas Babbes

The Mountaintop (nat'l tour)                     LA Theatreworks                             Dir: Shirley Jo Finney

Judgment at Nuremberg                          Wallis Annenberg CFPA                  Dir: Brian Kite

Other Desert Cities                                   Theatricum Botanicum                     Dir: Mary Jo DuPrey

MEMPHIS                                                   AMDA                                                Dir: Richard Israel

Judgment at Nuremberg (nat'l tour)         LA Theatre Works                            Dir: Brian Kite

Our Town                                                    Actor's Co-Op                                  Dir: Richard Israel

American Idiot                                           La Mirada Theater                            Dir: Brian Kite

Summer and Smoke                                  Actor's Co-Op                                  Dir: Thomas Babbes

The Baker's Wife                                        Actor's Co-Op                                  Dir: Richard Israel

The Musical Adventures of Robin Hood  Mosaic Lizard Theater                     Dirs: Cam Parker & Cam Rose

A Spider-Man Christmas                           Mosaic Lizard Theater                     Dirs: Cam Parker & Cam Rose

In the Heat of the Night (nat'l tour)            LA Theatre Works                           Dir: Brian Kite

Floyd Collins                                               La Mirada Theater                           Dir: Richard Israel

Gala Tribute to Jeff Skoll                           UCLA Sound Stage 1                       (founder of Ebay and PIVOT TV)

Spring Awakening                                     La Mirada Theater                            Dir: Brian Kite

Consultant - Stage Re-design                   John Anson Ford Theaters             for LA County Arts Commission

Gala Tribute to Jake Eberts                       UCLA Sound Stage 1                       (founder of PARTICIPANT Media)

Lainie's Cabaret                                          UCLA                                                Dir: Lainie Kazan



SEVEN (nat’l Tour) LA Theatre Works Dir: Alexis Jacknow

A Body of Water Actor’s Co-op Dir: Nan McNamara




Floyd Collins -- BROADWAY WORLD Nomination for Best Scenic Design, OVATION AWARD Winner for Best Musical Production and  Best Director (Richard Israel), LA DRAMA CRITICS Award for Best Musical Direction (David O)

Spring Awakening -- OVATION AWARD Nomination for Best Musical Production, Winner for Best Director (Brian Kite), Musical

American Idiot -- LA StageScene "SCENIE" award for Outstanding Production Design, BROADWAY WORLD Nomination for Best Scenic Design, OVATION  AWARD Nominations for Best Musical and Best Director (Brian Kite)

Our Town -- LA StageScene "SCENIE" award for Director of the Year (Richard Israel), Best Ensemble Cast Performance

LA StageScene "SCENIE" award for  Outstanding Set Designer -- 2015-2016 Season

Found a Peanut -- LA WEEKLY AWARD for Best Set Design, DRAMALOGUE AWARD for Best Set Design