Kelly is a Washington, D.C. based interdisciplinary artist working as both a director and multimedia designer along the East Coast. Kelly received her BFA in Drama at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts having studied at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and Stonestreet Acting Studio. She is the first class of Projections and Multimedia Design graduates from the University of Maryland's MFA in Design through the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.
As a multimedia artist (projections and video designer) I am interested in how we engage, ignore, enhance, relive, and remember our history. Ranging from personal, global, physiological, emotional, or sensual, we paint the stage from a new perspective when investigating how each piece (dance, theater, or film) explores the subtle and complex matters of the human condition. We discover and respond to what has been, what will be, and what is now.
As a director, I am interested in creating urban myths by studying ancient folklore, Erotics, and personal experiences to determine the relationship between humanity and our modern ethos. In order to create an urban myth, I try to encourage my company to investigate their personal interests, desires and thoughts in order to ascertain what universal truths may be gathered from shared desires. The basis and execution of our work is Erotics, the study of the sensual and erotic through literature, music, philosophy ad performance to unearth the root of desire within the human container. From these shared phenomena, we begin to create stories that mimic epic folklore, but set modern day.