What's New & What's Next



Kelly is thrilled to be bringing an updated version of her adaptation of this Aristophanes' comedy to the first AEA-approved theatre to safely reopen for indoor & in-person seating post-pandemic. New Hampshire's Weathervane Theatre will present THE CONGRESSWOMEN both in-person and virtually on Sunday October 4th and Tuesday October 6th. Kelly will also appear as "Praxagora" in the staged-reading directed by Ethan Paulini. Virtual ticket holders will have 72 hours access to view the performance. Read more about the event on BroadwayWorld (here)

Staying Creative during Quarantine


Company-19, founded by Director/Actor Kerrie Seymour, was created in order to bring new works to theatre lovers, theatre students, and theatre practitioners during this unprecedented time of self-isolation. 

While our 2020 visions of gathering together in person were on hold, Kelly joined fellow artists to bring some 'live" entertainment (virtually) to audiences during quarantine. First up: Kelly played "Mo" in a live-streamed reading of THE RELIGION THING by Renee Calarco with Company-19. You can rewatch this witty and heartfelt new play by clicking on the image below


 Recent Happenings...

The Thanksgiving Play at Warehouse Theatre

Kelly spent the last months of 2019 appearing as "Logan" in 


Kelly had a fabulous time appearing in the sold-out run of the Warehouse Theatre's production in her native South Carolina. Check out Kelly's interview with WSPA's YOUR CAROLINA (left). THE THANKSGIVING PLAY is a satire by Larissa Fasthorse, and was directed by Kerrie Seymour. 

photos by Will Crooks (press) and Wallace Krebs (production)


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."  


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. 


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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