Meet Mark Kelley: Olin by day, actor by night

Kelley performs at Shakespeare at Olin.

You might have seen him on stage at Olin’s Shakespeare Festival in April, or in other productions around town, or teaching improv to business students in the Active Learning Lab. When he’s not acting or teaching acting, Mark Kelley can be found in the Graduate Programs Office at Olin, where he is a staff member.

In the latest episode of St. Louis Public Radio’s Cut & Paste podcast, Kelley and his wife, Christina Rios, are profiled as a theater couple. Rios is artistic director of St. Louis theater company R-S Theatrics and Kelley is board president for the nonprofit troupe. The couple have four children—three under the age of six and one teen.

Listen in as the couple “profess more delight than drama in managing marriage and kids,” and share a common bond in their dedication to the art of the theater.



Top photo credit: Nancy Fowler, St. Louis Public Radio, Mark Kelley, center, coaching actors on stage fighting at a rehearsal of In the Heights, while his wife Christina Rios looks on.

All other photos: Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

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