What's New & What's Next
/current & upcoming
PRIMARY in NYC
Kelly's new comedy, PRIMARY, is set to have NYC Industry Readings on February 27 & 28, with a cast including Tony & Emmy Winner Debra Monk, Kathy Deitch, Michael X. Martin, Robert H. Fowler, Liz Flemming, Jason Xing Hart, Kimi Handa Brown, and Michael J. Connolly.
Reservations can be made my emailing
or by contacting Ron Lasko at Spin Cycle. PRIMARY will receive its World Premiere production at Weathervane Theatre in October 2023. For more information on the reading and the premiere, please visit the links below.
After the 2020 success of THE CONGRESSWOMEN, Weathervane Theatre commissioned Kelly to write a new play about life in New Hampshire. PRIMARY had its first reading in September 2022. Read about the commission here.
SEE ABOVE for information on upcoming productions.
Thank You For Having Me
Kelly recently wrapped THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, the new full-length independent film by Menaced Minds Productions. Kelly plays the role of "Carly" in the film which is set to be released in 2023.
Kelly plays "Tammi" in CARDIFF, a short film by the team behind the award winning BLACK HAT. CARDIFF premiered at the opening night of the 2022 IRIS PRIZE Festival in Wales, and made its USA premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, shortly followed by a showing at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Check back soon for upcoming 2023 Festival dates & locations.
NORTH COUNTRY SHAKES
Kelly was thrilled to perform in Weathervane Theatre's 2022 Shakespeare outreach initiative, NORTH COUNTRY SHAKES: A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM. Kelly appeared as Mercutio & Flute in the devised piece from Shakespeare's "greatest hits."
THE CONGRESSWOMEN at WVT
Kelly was honored to bring an updated version of THE CONGRESSWOMEN (directed by Ethan Paulini) to the first AEA-approved theatre to safely reopen for indoor & in-person seating post the COVID shutdown. NH's Weathervane Theatre presented THE CONGRESSWOMEN both in-person and virtually in October 2020.
Plays during Plagues
COVID may have kept us apart, but quarantine couldn't keep us from being creative. Kelly participated in readings for organizations such as NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM, Menaced Minds Productions, as well COMPANY-19. For the latter, Kelly played "Mo" in a live-streamed reading of THE RELIGION THING by Renee Calarco, which is currently available to stream here.
MY REAL MOTHER at NYMF
Kelly appeared alongside Broadway's Elena Shaddow in Riley Thomas' new musical, MY REAL MOTHER, as part of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF). The musical played the Signature Theatre and was directed by Misti B. Wills.
RIP, the Musical
Kelly was back in the studio to record the RIP! THE MUSICAL - a 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."
'Swing Time' at WEATHERVANE
The summer of 2022 saw Kelly in many different roles, quite literally! Kelly served as the understudy for Weathervane Theatre's productions of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (u/s Dyanne), and the swing for their productions of EURYDICE and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER.
TABLING: the podcast
Kelly can be heard as part of the cast of HENRY IV on both RADIO SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE and TABLING, the PODCAST! If you've ever wondered what it's like to hear a cast of actors work through a Shakespeare text, TABLING the Podcast is for you! HENRY IV was directed by Tabling founder, Ariana Karp
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
Kelly was excited to return to her home state of South Carolina to play "Logan" in the Warehouse Theatre's production of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY. You can see more images from the sold-out run of the show here. THE THANKSGIVING PLAY is a satire by Larissa Fasthorse, and was directed by Kerrie Seymour.
HADRIAN & ANTINOUS
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 seen at Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts in NYC.
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Kelly spent an enchanting year and a half off-Broadway journeying to NARNIA in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Kelly began as an understudy for "Lucy" and "The White Witch" and took over the role after six months. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe played St Luke's Theatre and was directed by Julia B. O'Brien.