Recent Projects & News!
The Comedy of Errors
Kelly was incredibly grateful to return to live theatre in Seattle Shakespeare's outdoor Wooden O production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. The show ran through July 23 through August 8, 2021 in parks all over the Puget Sound region.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)!
Kelly had a blast playing tons of characters from your favorite Christmas plays and films in EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) at Taproot Theatre's Isaac Studio Theatre.
Nominated for a BroadwayWorld Award!
Kelly was nominated for a 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Award for the role of Hedda Gabler in RESOLVING HEDDA, Jon Klein's new re-imagining of the classic story. Kelly is nominated in the category of Best Actress in a Play - Small Professional Theatre, and voting continues through December 31!
Kelly made her DC debut playing the title role in RESOLVING HEDDA, Jon Klein's contemporary riff on the story of Hedda Gabler, at Washington Stage Guild. The show was Helen Hayes-recommended, and reviews referred to Kelly as a "force of nature," a "marvel," and her personal favorite..."a bull in a china shop."
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Kelly made her Seattle debut playing Lydia Wickham in Taproot Theatre Company's holiday production of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by Karen Lund. The show played to sold out houses throughout the holiday season, and was fantastically well-received. Seattle Weekly even called her "splendid"...read more here!
August 2017-July 2018
Kelly just wrapped up a marathon year at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC. Performing highlights of the year include playing Horatio in a devised, movement-based re-interpretation of HAMLET, and playing Lucius and Cerimon in the ACA's end-of-year rep shows JULIUS CAESAR and PERICLES, respectively. Check out PHOTOS for some pictures from the rep shows!
Another highlight of the MFA year was testing for stage combat certification with SAFD Fight Master J. David Brimmer. Kelly passed in Unarmed and Broadsword, and passed with Recommendation in Rapier/Dagger. She is now an SAFD-certified Actor Combatant!
Kelly played the role of Westmoreland in Hamlet Isn't Dead's all-female production of HENRY V, directed by Valerie Clayman Pye. She also got to jam with some awesome musician castmates during pre-show. It was the perfect way to say farewell to NYC before embarking on her grad school adventure!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Kelly played the role of Belle in Queensborough Theatre Project's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Steve Wargo. It was such a treat to spend the holidays delighting audiences in her home neighborhood of Astoria, Queens! Check out PHOTOS for a lovely shot of her breaking it off with Young Scrooge.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Kelly played Annabeth in TheaterWorks USA's spring tour of THE LIGHTNING THIEF, written by Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz. The show is based on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson book series and opened at the Kaye Playhouse in NYC before hitting the road and playing all over the country. In addition to the show being awesome, Kelly got her Equity card! Check out PHOTOS for a rehearsal shot of the half-blood tribe.
BONESETTER: A TRAGISLASHER
Kelly had a blast returning to Spicy Witch Productions to perform in their spring season fundraiser, a staged reading of Annette Storckman's brilliant new play BONESETTER: A TRAGISLASHER, based on 17th century play THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company Summer Season
Kelly spent the summer performing with Adirondack Shakespeare Company in upstate NY, playing Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET, Anne Page and the Host in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, and Charles the Wrestler (!!!) and a handful of ensemble characters in AS YOU LIKE IT. She also portayed a baby polar bear in SONGS OF THE IROQUOIS: TURTLE ISLAND, an original children's show based on the Iroquois creation myth. Check out MEDIA for videos of Kelly and the cast performing music before a couple of the shows!