What's New & What's Next

CURRENTLY: The Thanksgiving Play at Warehouse Theatre

Kelly is excited to be returning to her home state this autumn to play "Logan" in THE THANKSGIVING PLAY!

 

Frank Scheck (The Hollywood Reporter) described this new comedy as "very, very funny. FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play skewers liberal pretensions with glee – this clever satire is something for which to be truly thankful." 

Directed by Kerrie Seymour, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY runs the month of November in Greenville, South Carolina. For ticketing and further information, visit the Warehouse Theatre

 Recent Happenings...

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Kelly appeared in Riley Thomas' new musical, MY REAL MOTHER, as part of the 2019 New York Musical Festival (NYMF)

Starring Elena Shaddow (Best Performance by an Actress Winner- NYMF 2019), MY REAL MOTHER tells the story of an open adoption. Chronicling 25 years of a tumultuous and powerful relationship, Alaina (the adoptive mother) and Alex (the birth mother) make up the rules as they go along, colliding with their families, jobs and obligations, determined to ensure the child turns out alright. Narrated by Sara, the young woman that baby grows up to be, My Real Mother is filled with humor and heart set to a lush, contemporary musical theatre score. Misti B. Wills directed the production, choreographed by Shannon Lewis

  

Kelly was excited to originate the role of "Sabina" in HADRIAN & ANTINOUS by Mark Barford and Anna Jastrzembski, directed by Mark Barford. The production was recently seen at Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts in NYC.

Kelly recently played "Praxagora" in the World Premiere of THE CONGRESSWOMEN at the newly revamped FringeNYC. Kelly also penned this original adaptation of the Aristophanes' satire - putting a modern political spin on the classic comedy. Ducdame Ensemble's production received critical praise, which can be read HERE.  

Kelly can now be seen as "Rachel" in BEN & LUCY, a heartwarming story of a lonely vampire in search of a roommate. "Ben & Lucy" recently won the BEST NEW MEDIA Award at the Golden Door International Film Festival. You can currently stream the series on Amazon Prime.

Rip the Musical

Kelly was happy to be be back in the studio to record the RIP! THE MUSICAL - a tender and hilarious  retelling of the Washington Irving story - by Michael Berkeley and Ray Roderick. Kelly previously appeared in the staged reading of RIP! and can be heard on the recording in the roles of "Dame Vedder" and "Johanna."  

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Bob Giraldi's short film,  SUPERFRIENDS, has recently been screened in several short film festivals, including FilmColumbia in NYC. Kelly plays the role of "Allison" in this quirky comedy about the trials and triumphs of female friendship starring Kathy Searle, Alison Frasier, and Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy. 

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Working on new plays and adaptations of existing stories is one of Kelly's favorite things to do! Recently, she's been a part of the development of the following pieces:

- CURFEW by Stan Richardson

- W.I.N.G.S. by Zanne Hall

- WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH, the MUSICAL by Laura Crook, John Kielty and Mark Hartman

- R.A.G.S. by Zander Kirby

- THE ENCHANTMENT by Victoria Benedictsson, Adapted by Tommy Lexen

 

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