Kenn McLaughlin

Kenn McLaughlin joined Stages Theatre in 2001 as managing director and has served as artistic director since 2006.Under Kenn’s leadership, Stages has strengthened its commitment to sustainable innovation through projects such as producing the first American regional theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s latest musical, Road Show; re-envisioning classics like Auntie Mame and Veronica’s Room with bold new productions; commissioning and developing a series of Panto holiday musicals for family audiences; and presenting the annual “Get Talking” series showcasing the talents of America’s most fascinating contemporary playwrights.

Kenn has taught classes in creativity at Rice University and in directing at Sam Houston State University, as well as teaching diversity awareness to cadets at the Houston Police Academy and serving as a guest lecturer for Harris County’s Department of Education CASE program. Kenn completed the Executive Non-Profit Leaders program through the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and holds a BFA in acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University.

(Fall 2019)