Sean Kelly, production management

photo HSMF Production Mentor Sean KellySEAN KELLY (production management) has been an Air Force pilot, wellhead geologist, waiter, cook, bartender, bouncer, environmental consultant, and presently serves as an Emergency Response Coordinator for the State of Texas.

Raised in a military family, he has lived from Virginia to California to Michigan to Texas. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans.

A resident of Austin, Texas, Mr. Kelly has been a member of the Hot Springs Music Festival Board of Directors and has served as the Festival’s Production Manager since 1997. In addition to having co-written the Hot Springs Music Festival’s new American-idiomatic English translation Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Mr. Kelly was also the Production Designer for the opera, and appeared convincingly onstage as a tree. He has also been Production designer for Brundibár and Cio Cio San.

Sean is affectionately addressed by the Festival production assistants as the “Lord of Light.”

Apprentice applications:

Please submit the requested letter, resume, and complete the online application form.  No further materials are needed.

Production applicants need not pay the application fee.  On the online application, simply click “yes” when asked if you are a returning apprentice (even if you are not) to avoid the need to pay the fee.

Contact the Festival office at 501.623.4763 with any questions.