Another New(ish) Face & A Chance to Win Tickets

You may have seen Kristen Livengood around Parkway Playhouse last summer but not known if you were already supposed to know her and so didn’t know what to say… Well, here’s your chance put a name to a face.


What is your theatre background?

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Since graduating, I’ve performed numerous roles at area theatres including Diana Wortham, Parkway Playhouse, HART and ACT.  I’ve also developed an interest in Directing and performing Improv Comedy.  I’ve directed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and the NC premiere of Leaving Iowa here at Parkway Playhouse.

I entered college at UNCG thinking I was going to major in music, but then I saw a performance of The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek and was left speechless because I had no idea what theatre could be, and I immediately changed my major and have been eating, sleeping and breathing theatre ever since.

What was your job at Parkway Playhouse during the 2013 season?
Over the 2013 Summer Season, I was the Box Office Manager and you may have remembered seeing me in there.  Since the season has ended, I’ve stepped into the General Manager position across the street.  I’m also an Acting/Improv Comedy Instructor for Parkway Playhouse Junior, which will continue next year as well.
What was your favorite part of working here last summer?
I have two favorite things from the 2013 Mainstage Season.  One being A Few Good Men because that was an amazing show overall, and the special effects in Sherlock Holmes Returns.  As far as my favorite thing that didn’t happen onstage, would be the few Improv Comedy classes that I taught, because you can never expect what a kid is gonna say and it’s usually hilarious.
What are you looking forward to the most about the 2014 season?
What I’m most looking forward to, would be directing Forever Plaid.  The show is so enjoyable to read that I can’t wait to see what it’s like off the page and on the stage!
And now for your chance to win tickets to Mulan Jr. this weekend!
  1. Go to our facebook page.  Click here.
  2. Like our Mulan Jr. banner. (Scroll down until you see the post “Parkway Playhouse changed their cover photo”)
  3. Make it your own banner through Saturday.
  4. We’ll draw a winner and post the results on facebook on Friday morning.

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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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