Our Story - Why we do what we do.
The Blue Rose Theatre Project was founded to give youth a fun and safe place to explore and encourage their sense of self, and to give them the tools they need to communicate effectively throughout their lives.
Siobhan Sullivan, originally from Chicago, is co-founder of Renegade Theatre Company, a professional non-profit theatre run entirely by teens that provides a creative home where teens feel free expressing themselves in a creative environment while instilling a sense of social responsibility, building confidence and self-esteem and developing working relationships with adults in an atmosphere of total equality. She has 20 years experience working as a professional actor, director and choreographer. During her time as Assistant Director of the
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts Training Center, Siobhan was responsible for creating curriculum for actors aged 5 through adult. While in Chicago she served as Director of Drama for Cantilever Network, Artistic Associate for Porchlight Music Theatre, and mentor for the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre’s Crosstown Exchange. She is a former casting associate for O’Brien/Louer Casting where she worked on projects for NBC, Disney, Miramax, Project Greenlight, including "Thou Shalt Not", "The Lion King" and "The Producers". Since moving to San Diego Siobhan has directed three critically acclaimed shows for Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company: "Night Sky", "Remains", and "A Piece of My Heart", as well as a staged reading of "How Red the Fire" at Northcoast Repertory Theatre. In conjunction with Mo’olelo, the International Rescue Committee and the San Diego Public Library Siobhan developed the My Home project in which she worked with a group of High School refugee students from around the world helping them create a theatre piece telling their personal stories. Siobhan co-directed the world premiere of "The Daddy Machine" at Diversionary Theatre and served as Artistic Director of Broadway Theatre Arts Academy and Performing Arts Manager/Artistic Director for the Joan B. Kroc School of the Arts, Kroc Kids, and Verge Theatre Company. She also assistant directs at The Old Globe where she has worked with Stephen Wadsworth on "Misalliance" and the Tony-Award-Winning director of "Urinetown", John Rando on "Restoration Comedy". Most recently Siobhan served as the Director of Education and Outreach for North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach. Siobhan is a private acting and vocal coach whose students can be seen on Broadway, The Old Globe, and the Lyric Opera, as well as other venues. Her company, The Blue Rose Theatre Project is currently producing Les Miserables School Edition in concert at the Schulman Auditorium in Carlsbad. Siobhan has a background in Expressive Arts Therapy and her emphasis is on developing programs for youth to encourage their sense of self and give them the tools they need to communicate effectively throughout their lives.