Arts Assistant—Prop Shop
Kristin Ward graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester in 2000 with a liberal arts degree in Theater. After arriving in Pittsburgh later that year, her varied theatrical skill set flowed naturally into a career in props, first at Pittsburgh Playhouse and then here at CMU, where she has worked alongside the props master in many capacities for over 13 years. In 2017, she officially joined the ranks of full-time drama staff.
Kristin relishes working in theater in an educational setting, helping students explore the creation of everything from topiaries to taxidermy. When not behind the scenes at CMU, Kristin writes, produces and performs in her own original works which aim to make folklore accessible and relevant to modern audiences. She has performed around and beyond the Pittsburgh area in venues such as Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and festivals such as Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. Her project, Many Voices, One Story, an exploration of world versions of the Cinderella Tale, won a 2017 Project Stream Grant through PA Council on the Arts.