Cristin Kelly




Literary Manager/Dramaturg/Educator


Florida Studio TheatreJune 2006 to February 2010

Sarasota, Florida Literary Manager

Oversee reading and evaluation of 500 script submissions per year

Correspond with playwrights and agents


Implement and manage FST Forums audience enrichment program

Coordinate with marketing department on enrichment materials, displays, and articles aimed at enhancing audience experience for 13 productions per season

Create and lead pre-show discussions (led approximately 120 discussions with audience during 2006-2007 season)

Oversee creation of dramaturgical research packets for all productions

Development of musical revues for FST’s Cabaret

Serve as institutional librarian, including converting all music and video to an electronic library

Manage staff of four full-time interns

Grant writing

Member of the Write-A-Play middle and high school tour, leading interactive workshops on playwriting to students across the state of Florida and internationally

Ringling College of Art and DesignAugust 2006 – December 2009

Sarasota, FL

Adjunct Professor of Playmaking and Design

Team teach 3-credit Liberal Arts course, Playmaking and Theatre Design, with FST’s Resident Designer for classes of 11 – 23 visual arts students

Create syllabus and lesson plans, focusing on the fundamentals of storytelling and design, collaboration, and the creative process

Lead lecture, participatory exercises, encourage discussions, provide feedback and grades on class assignments

Smarthinking, Inc.September 2008 – December 2010

Essay Writing Tutor

Tutor college and graduate students in essay writing

Brooklyn College Department of Theatre February 2005 to June 2006

Brooklyn, NY

Assistant to the Graduate Deputy

Research assistant for Performing Arts Management by Tobie Stein and Jessica Bathurst

Faculty liaison overseeing student-run departmental awards ceremony

Various office administrative duties including clerical and communication with staff and students


Brooklyn College June 2006

City University of New York

Masters of Fine Arts: Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism

Dean’s List

Wilson Lehr Scholarship recipient

Brenau University June 2006

Gainesville, GA

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Arts Management

Minor in English

Dean’s List

Member of Theatre, English, and Leadership Honor Societies

Writing Tutor


MCC Theater September 2005 – June 2006

New York, NY

Literary Intern

Alliance Theatre June 2005 – August 2005

Atlanta, GA

Literary Intern

Horizon Theatre Company June 1999 – August 1999

Atlanta, GA

Administrative Intern


Proficient in Microsoft applications; including Word, Excel and Access.

Familiarity with Australian, and U.S. (regional and New York) theatre scene.

Writing for a variety of different audiences.

Editing and proofreading.


Member Literary Manager and Dramaturgs of the Americas


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