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 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 Spring Awakening (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award winner for Best Director Musical Large Theater) Floyd Collins (Ovation Award winner for Best Musical Large Theater and Best Director Musical Large Theater, LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Direction, and BroadwayWorld nomination best scenic design); and American Idiot  (Ovation Award nomination for Best Musical Large Theater and Best Director Musical Large Theater, BroadwayWorld nomination 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 and Judgment at Nuremberg 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, and Our Town; and MEMPHIS at AMDA.   Rich's latest work was seen at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum where his design of Other Desert Cities was part of the 2017 summer rep season, and a special engagement of Judgment at Nuremberg at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.. 

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.

 


 

MOST RECENT DESIGNS

 

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

 

UPCOMING DESIGNS

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

       


 

**BROADWAY WORLD Nomination for Best Scenic Design -- OVATION AWARD Winner for Best Musical Production and  Best Director --  LA DRAMA CRITICS Award for Musical Direction

***OVATION AWARD Nomination for Best Musical Production -- Winner for Best Director, Musical

*LA StageScene "SCENIE" awards for Outstanding Production Design and

Outstanding Set Designer -- BROADWAY WORLD Nomination for Best Scenic Design -- OVATION  AWARD Nomination for Best Musical, Best Director