"...she was always THE example for all students. While she is a humorous person to be around, Kyrsten has a sense of focus and maturity when she needs to.This is invaluable..."
[Shane Churchill - Recommendation for CSU Chico Theatre Scholarship]
Kyrsten Goodrich found theatre on accident when she was asked to replace an actress in a benefit production in high school. This play had such an impact that during Freshman orientation at California State University, Chico she decided to crash the Theatre Department Freshman meeting to sign up for a show crew. Four years later she graduated with a BA in Theatre and was named “Outstanding Theatre Student” by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
Always interested in people, cultures, and experiences, theatre was a natural shift and Stage Management even more natural. As a manager of art she is an advocate of art, and she takes that seriously and humbly.
After two years post-graduation, with various show credits around the country, she craved a more focused education to refine her skills and applied for graduate school. She is currently a second year MFA Stage Management Candidate at University of California, Irvine studying under Don Hill and Joel Veenstra.
Outside of the academic year she has had the pleasure of working as a resident stage manager at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Clinton, Iowa where she has worked for the past 4 seasons on a variety of productions, from full scale musicals to TYA productions.
Some of her favorite SM credits include: Living Dead in Denmark (CSUC), The Producers (Plan B Entertainment), The 39 Steps, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Tuesdays with Morrie (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre), The Penelopiad (UCI).
Kyrsten is particularly excited about working on comedies and with people that are passionate about telling stories. When not in a theater, she can be found watching stand-up comedy, reading on the beach, painting, or perhaps practicing calligraphy. She thanks her family for supporting a dream, and her teachers for showing her it was possible. Cheers!
KYRSTEN'S MISSION STATEMENT
In an industry where the goal is to explore and understand findings about the human condition, everyone in the room should always be and feel safe to accomplish said goal. With enthusiasm, tact, and patience we can create an environment where each person can be bold, have fun, and create without judgment.