C. L. Ringelstein

Rinbelstein was a professional Theatrical Stage Manager/ Wardrobe Supervisor/Star Dresser: (Broadway, Regional, National/International Touring) (Prior Name: C.L. Ringelstein).

After graduating with a BA Cum Laude in Drama and French from Tufts University, I tapped into my theatre and drama training and education and my natural organizational skills to launch into a professional stage management career, landing ‘gigs’ in NYC and regionally. Ask anyone who embarks on a career in theatre, when starting out they usually need another job to help support themselves. I loved costuming; the meticulousness, the attention to detail, sewing on different fabrics…Every fabric, depending on its cut and content (cotton, silk, etc.) behaves and drapes in its own unique fashion. You cannot simply push the fabric through the sewing machine; you must first learn its nature before manipulating it; respect it and ‘collaborate’ with it. I never could have guessed or foreseen how this skill would translate into the foundation for my future bodywork/massage practice.

Stage management led to wardrobe supervision, dressing and costuming work. After achieving the landmark theatre career goals I had set for myself; to be ‘on the road’, with the national/international touring company of Camelot (personal dresser to Richard Harris) and on a Broadway production, La Cage aux Folles (wardrobe and dressing), I was flying high! Realizing that I was hungry for more creative expression in my work, my inner voice urged me to step up and try something new.

I moved to Massachusetts and subsequently decided to become a massage/bodywork therapist, becoming certified and licensed in 1990. I chose “Listening Hands” as the name for my entrepreneurial venture, given my hands’ intuitive expertise in directly zooming in to the area of your body that needs attention. Ever seeking to expand the depth and breadth of my expertise, I received certificates in body/mind psychotherapy, cranio-sacral therapy, Reiki and healing sounds (to name a few) – expanding my range of expression, ability and proficiency in ‘touching’, enriching and bettering my clients’ lives. – KatherineGilpin.com


NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Stage Manager Dreams Deferrred 1981-82 Season
Stage Manager Paper Angels 1981-82 Season