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.
Steel Magnolias (nat'l tour) LA Theatre Works Dir: Brian Kite
The Chalk Garden Theatricum Botanicum Dir: Susan Angelo
Rabbit Hole 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
Andy Warhol’s Tomato Pacific Resident Theatre Dir: Dana Jackson
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