Kelly Murphey

Theatre Specialist

Having a passion for both architecture and theatre, Kelly comes to theatre planning as a Theatre Specialist with over fifteen years of experience in theatre education, technical theatre, and design. During those years in academia, Kelly participated in two renovations to his school’s auditorium. He understands the importance of listening to the end user’s needs and the value of true collaboration from everyone involved.

Recently adding more stamps to his passport, Kelly traveled to Dubai and Prague as Production Designer and Co-Creator, respectively, of unique audience-immersive sound experiences.

Significant Projects

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Sound Designer, 2021

    Abilene, TX

  • Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night, Prague Quadrennial, Co-Creator

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • Public Domain, American University of Sharjah, Production Designer

    Sharjah, UAE

  • Sweet Charity, Hardin-Simmons University, Scenic Designer

    Abilene, TX

  • Canterville, Texas Tech University, Scenic Designer

    Lubbock, TX

  • Title of Show, Hardin-Simmons University, Lighting Designer

    Abilene, TX


  • BFA - Abilene Christian University
  • MFA - Texas Tech University


  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology


  • Commendation for Design Excellence, USITT-ASTC Venue Renovation Challenge, 2019