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PRIMARY: World Premiere Production

PRIMARY will receive it's world premiere production this October! Weathervane Theatre is proud to be presenting the first full production of its first commissioned play.  PRIMARY recently received readings in NYC and NH, and will be available for publishing and additional productions as of October 15th, 2023.  Please CONTACT KELLY for inquires about rights, and find out more about the Weathervane production below:

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Hold for HOLD

Kelly's latest screenplay, HOLD, recently completed filming and is currently in post-production. HOLD is a original narrative short film produced by Heiress Productions in association with Volta. Josiah Spencer directs a cast that includes Debra Monk, Celia Au, John Jellison, Martin Fisher and Kelly Strandemo!

Hold for more information of when and how you can see HOLD, and in the meantime, find out more and go behind-the-scenes by visiting





Kelly's play, PRIMARY, had 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. Read more about it here: 

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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. 

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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. 


Kelly's Work on New Play Exchange

THE CONGRESSWOMEN is now available on New Play Exchange.

Read selections from the play via Kelly's profile, here

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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." 



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 FILMMenaced 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



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.

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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. 

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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



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. 



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. 

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