Hey there, I'm Kelly!
NYC BASED THEATRE-MAKER
I am a theater-maker who relishes
joyous, athletic, ensemble-driven projects,
and in my work, I seek to support and create spaces that include and amplify all voices, especially those of female-identifying artists.
I believe in the magic of ensemble, storytelling, and humor. I am an "athlete of the heart" – and sometimes I go to yoga.
Growing up in Central Massachusetts, I fell in love with storytelling and make-believe at a young age. In fact, the playground was my very first rehearsal space (swings are great to sing on, by the way). Eventually, I graduated from schoolyard productions to study drama at NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts as a proud member of the New Studio on Broadway. I then went on to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford in CT, and most recently, as a member of Fiasco Theater's 6 Week Conservatory.
Some of my favorite credits include Lydia and Lady Catherine in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill directed by Jason O’Connell, Hermia in MIDSUMMER directed and co-adapted by Sara Holdren, and as understudy for Hank (and dance captain) in THE APPLE BOYS by Jonothon Lyons and Ben Bonnema, directed by David Alpert, and choreographed by Marc Kimelman.
When I am not onstage, I work as a teaching artist, sharing my love of all things voice, speech, and Shakespeare with professionals and young people.
of Irish Girl
I wrote a play called Sad Case of Irish Girl: A Feminist Take on a Family Myth based on the real life story of Annie Kelly, my Great Great Aunt, who died at the age of 19 aboard the Lusitania when the ship was sunk by a German U-Boat off the coast of Ireland.
I'd love to hear from you.