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Maggie Killian



Instagram@ magdarthekillbeast

Professional info

I have over 15 years of experience working for both professional and community theaters. The majority of my work has been in paint and props, including design and construction. I am available by contract to work on productions and other specialty projects. Please check out my galleries to see a more complete portfolio of my work, and contact me if you would like to discuss an upcoming project.

Work experience

Pleasant Ridge Middle School, Overland Park, KS

Technical Director August 2017 - 2019 

  • Design and oversee build and paint for musicals and plays  

  • Train students in carpentry, paint, and crew positions

Special Skills





   Faux finishes


Notre Dame de Sion Schools, Kansas City, MO​

Technical Director/Tech Theater Instructor  August 2017 - Present  

  • Design scenery and choose paint effects for musicals and plays with students  

  • Create curriculum for students based on show designs 

2010 - present
2010 - present

Lyric Opera, Kansas City, MO​

Assistant Scenic Charge  Fall 2017  

  • Complete paint for scenic elements as assigned by Scenic Charge Artist

  • Build, cover, and paint foam scenic elements and other texturing as needed

A to Z Theatrical Supply, Kansas City, MO​Props Master/Scenic Artist  July 2015 - August 2017  

  • Manage Paint Department and Props Department 

  • Organize, catalog and maintain props and furniture collection  

  • Project manager in charge of building and painting for clients  

  • Develop show packages and quote time and materials with sales team  

  • Paint scenery for production rentals  

Columbia Entertainment Company, Columbia, MO​Scene Painter/Props Builder  June 2010 - June 2015  

  • Develop scenic concept with technical team and execute paint for productions  

  • Source, build, and paint props 

PACE Youth Theater, Columbia, MO​ 

Set Designer/Painter/Props Builder/Teacher  August 2007 - August 2014


  • Design, build, and paint scenery and set dressings  

  • Teach crews of students and parent volunteers in the areas of set construction and paint  

  • Build props and masks for productions 

University Theater, Columbia, MO​ 

Props Master/Carpenter/Stage Manager  June 2002 - August 2005

June 2008-August 2008  

  • Props master in charge of sourcing and creating props for Summer Repertory Productions   

  • Scenic carpenter for school year and summer seasons  

  • Stage manager for multiple school year and summer production


University of Missouri, Columbia, MO ​

BA Technical Theater  

August 2001 - May 2005

Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, NewYork, NY

June 2004-August 2004

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