Nicole Rossi (‘09) was actively involved in the Theatre Department and the Del Rey Players while attending LMU, where she earned degrees in Theatre Arts and English Literature. As a student, she worked as DRP’s Technical Director and then Artistic Director, helping to build and produce many shows for DRP, working on productions in every capacity from sound designing to stage managing, and she directed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Urinetown the Musical. In the Theatre Department she had the opportunity to stage manage countless shows, study theatre in Greece, and is incredibly thankful for the professors who invited her to professional projects they were working on, giving her invaluable experience in the field.
Her senior year she began working with the Ghost Road Company on The Home Siege Home Trilogy at the Getty Villa, which enabled her to join Actor’s Equity Association as a professional stage manager. She continues to work with GRC every chance she can and has traveled all the way to Amherst, Massachusetts, to bring Stranger Things to the stage.
After graduation, she helped found Still Hungry Theatre, first as stage manager and most recently, as director for Sunday in the Park with George and LaBute’s Autobahn. She enjoys managing special events through The Music Center (such as the re-opening of Grand Park and The Spotlight Awards), and televised press events at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure (the openings and reopenings of DCA, CarsLand, Star Tours, The Little Mermaid, and World of Color, to name a few). She has also been the stage manager for EST–LA, the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, Diavolo Dance, Cabaret of Souls, and the Terminator 2:3D and WaterWorld stunt shows at Universal Studios Hollywood. She loves working new plays at The Theatre @ Boston Court, stage managing the annual PLAY/ground Festivals, The Dinosaur Within, The Treatment, and most recently, American Misfit. She is extremely grateful for all of her adventures in theatre. If you would like to talk to her about being a student at LMU or working as a stage manager, feel free to email her at NicoleRossi7@gmail.com.
Katie Betian - November/December 2013