STARLA KOVAR joined OpenStage Theatre in spring 2005, working behind the scenes in OpenStage etcetera's production of Extremities as stage manager and board operator. Currently in her thirteenth season with OpenStage, she most recently designed properties for Every Brilliant Thing, served as the assistant director and set dresser for Avenue Q, stage manager for Steel Magnolias, designed properties and set dressing for The Flick, served as the assistant director/stage manager for Outside Mullingar and the assistant director for True West, and has taken on the roles of stage manager and assistant director for The Book of Liz, assistant director for The Seafarer, Dirty Blonde and Enchanted April, and properties designer and set dresser for Bug. Other roles with OpenStage etcetera include production manager for Rag and Bone, assistant director and stage manager for True West, assistant director for Desperate Affection and stage manager for The Six That Fell. Starla received the OpenStage OPUS Award for Outstanding Properties Design and Set Dressing for Bug and also received a 2016 Director's Award for Outside Mullingar.Starla received the 2021 Founders’ Award for her outstanding contributions to the Company.
Starla's Work in OpenStage Theatre
Event Role
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Properties Designer/Set Dresser
The Revolutionists Assistant Director
Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express Assistant Director
Natural Shocks Properties Designer / Set Dresser
Every Brilliant Thing Properties Designer
Men On Boats Assistant Director
Steel Magnolias Stage Manager/Light Board Operator
Avenue Q Assistant Director/Set Dresser
Christmas Chaos: Getting Scrooged Properties Designer/Stage Manager
The Flick- Essential Season Properties Designer/Set Dresser/Properties Supervisor
Outside Mullingar Assistant Director/Stage Manager
True West Assistant Director
The Seafarer Assistant Director
Bug Set Dresser/Properties Designer
The Book Of Liz Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Rag And Bone Set-In Crew
Dirty Blonde Assistant Director
Rag And Bone Production Manager
True West Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Enchanted April 1st Assistant Director
True West Light Board Operator
The Six That Fell Stage Manager
Desperate Affection Assistant Director
Extremities Set-In Crew
Extremities Set Painter
Extremities Light Board Operator
Extremities Set Construction
Extremities Stage Manager
The Women Stagehand