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Kymberly Mellen

  • Acting
  • MA Arts Administration, Southern Utah University
    MFA Acting, The Theatre School at DePaul University
    BFA Brigham Young University‚Äč
  • Performance
  • 773-325-7985
Kymberly recently returned to Chicago as Casting Director and Producing Associate at Writers Theatre. She spent several years in Utah as Founding Drama Academy Director for Pioneer Charter High School for the Performing Arts, and as a visiting professor at Brigham Young University in the Musical/Dance/Theatre and Actor Training programs. She was also the Artistic Producer and Executive Board Member for Utah Repertory Theater while freelancing as a director, actor, teacher and coach. In addition to numerous films, commercials, industrials, voiceovers and narrated books, Kymberly has been seen in several seasons of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, playing Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, Gertrude in Hamlet, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her directing credits include Sundance Theatre's Annie Get Your Gun; Kiss and Tell; Lend Me a Tenor (Hale Orem Center Theater); ANTHEM; The Greatest Love (Utah Shakespeare Festival NAPP), Fefu and Her Friends, As You Like It, The Turn of the Screw, Racine's Berenice, Children of Eden, Blood Brothers (Brigham Young University) and Barefoot in the Park (Okoboji Summer Theatre). Her regional theatre work includes shows at Writers Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Ravinia, TimeLine Theatre Company, Peninsula Players and Pioneer Theatre Company. A Jeff Award winner, she was also named Chicago Tribune's 2003 "Chicagoan of the Year" for Theatre.‚Äč