Stages Theatre Kenn McLaughlin Celebrates 15 Years!
2016 Marks 15 Years As Artistic Director For Kenn McLaughlin With Stages, Serving As The Theatre’s Longest Tenured Leader.
Even after 15 years, this leader continues to raise the bar and elevate the quality of work produced at Stages Theatre located near Montrose. The 2015-2016 season marks McLaughlin’s tenth season as Stages’ artistic leader, following five successful years as the theatre’s Managing Director.
Under the leadership of McLaughlin, Stages has strengthened its commitment to sustainable innovation through projects such as producing the first American regional theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s latest musical, Road Show; re-envisioning classics like Auntie Mame and Veronica’s Room.
McLaughlin has produced more than 100 productions, with record-breaking hits for the theatre. Also the revival of the theatre’s landmark original musical Always…Patsy Cline; as well as pivotal world and U.S. premieres such as Black Pearl Sings, An American Brat, Elizabeth Rex, five original Panto-style musicals and The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.
Prior to his arrival at Stages in Houston, McLaughlin spent time in Cleveland, Ohio being nominted three-times for the Ohio governor’s award for excellence in the arts.
In Houston, McLaughlin went full steam ahead, teaching classes in creativity at Rice University, directing at Sam Houston State University, as well as teaching diversity awareness to cadets at the Houston Police Academy.