Kymberly Mellen biography
At Writers Theatre: Company, The Turn of the Screw, Another Part of the Forest, Arms and The Man, My Own Stranger, Our Town, Rocket to the Moon, and Butley
Chicago acting credits include: The Price (Associate Artist - TimeLine Theatre Company); productions at Court Theare, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ravinia Festival and Peninsula Players. Regional acting credits include productions at Pioneer Theatre Company and several seasons of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, playing Madame Thenardier, Gertrude, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Mistress Quickly and Titania/Hippolyta. She can be seen and heard in numerous films, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks.
Her directing credits include Failure: A Love Story (DePaul University); Annie Get Your Gun (Sundance Theatre); Kiss and Tell, Lend Me a Tenor (Hale Orem Center Theater); Anthem, The Turn of the Screw, The Greatest Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival New American Playwrights Project); Fefu and her Friends, As You Like It, Racine’s Berenice, Children of Eden, Blood Brothers (Brigham Young University) and Barefoot in the Park (Okoboji Summer Theatre).
Kymberly serves as a Visiting Professor at The Theatre School at DePaul University after having served as the Casting Director and Producing Associate at Writers Theatre. Prior to that, Kym spent several years in Utah as Founding Drama Academy Director for Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts and as a Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University. Kymberly has an M.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University and a B.F.A. from Brigham Young University in Music Dance Theatre. A Joseph Jefferson Award-winner, she was also named the Chicago Tribune’s 2003 “Chicagoan of the Year” for Theater. Mellen is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. kymberlymellen.com
[Bio as of May 2016]