Meet the ROBERT Creative Team: Kathleen Harrison

AS WE GET READY FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ROBERT AT THE 2018 TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL, WE'RE INTRODUCING THE TALENTED INDIVIDUALS OF OUR CREATIVE TEAM.

This is Kathleen’s first time working with Lark and Whimsy Theatre Collective, but not her first time working with co-director Rob Kempson. Kathleen stage managed the first of Rob's Graduation PlaysShannon 10:40. Kathleen has also worked at Mirvish Productions, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Stratford Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Theatre Aquarius and the Canadian Opera Company. 

Name: Kathleen Stevenson (I got married in September and changed my name, but keep it Harrison for work)

What are you doing on Robert? Stage Managing

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Special Skills: Championship square dancer - won many competitions at the Royal Winter Fair between the ages of 6-16

Do you have any siblings, if so how many? One younger brother, although he acts much older than I am.

How many Roberts do you know? Maybe 4-5? I really only know and love one though - our co-director Rob Kempson!

Do you play any musical instruments? Clarinet - that's how I got my first professional SM gig - I was the SM/narrator/musician/puppeteer for the TIP young company!

 Photo supplied by Kathleen Harrison

Photo supplied by Kathleen Harrison

How do you feel about bagpipes?  As an alumni of Queen's University, the bagpipes were always part of every festivity because of Queen's bands, so hearing the bagpipes now makes me feel proud and spirited.

Are you good at keeping secrets? Depends on the secret. 

What kind of grand gesture would you want someone to do at your funeral? I don't know about at the funeral, but I'd really just like my family and friends to get together around a campfire and tell the good, funny stories of our time together.  And eat s'mores - lots and lots of s'mores.

What’s the best thing about working on Robert? I've been out of the professional SM game for about a year now, so it's so nice to jump back in with one of the best, the super talented Rob Kempson, on this funny yet touching piece.

Why should people come see Robert at the Toronto Fringe?  I've never seen a site-specific show use their venue as well as Robert does.  I think the audience will really love it.

 

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