CURATORS OF THE HISTORIC GATEKEEPER'S HOUSE AT MAUDSLAY STATE PARK
From our origins as a children’s theater to the dynamic, multi-faceted organization you see today, Theater in the Open continually evolves to meet the community’s needs. Under its current leadership, Theater in the Open is delivering on all aspects of its mission — as a professional theater company, as a center for youth arts education and as a community partner with the vision to create art that is accessible to all.
Kelly Shea Knowles began working with Theater in the Open in 2013 with a goal to help expand its education programs and deepen its impact as a key arts and cultural organization on the North Shore. Her background is in brand management and strategic communications planning. She has also worked as an independent communications consultant to non-profit organizations. Kelly holds an M.A. in Early American History. She is a native of Newburyport, MA where she lives with her husband, two daughters and their dog, George Bailey, all of whom love Theater in the Open as much as she does.