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Kelli Simpkins

Theater
Actor

Kelli Simpkins is an artistic associate of About Face Theater and is a company member of Tectonic Theater Project in NYC. She is one of the original creator/performers of THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Off-B’Way, Denver Center, Berkeley Rep., LaJolla Playhouse). THEATER CREDITS: SPILL (d/Leigh Fondakowski) Timeline Theater and Swine Palace Theater in Louisiana; THE KID THING (d/Joanie Schultz) at Chicago Dramatists (Jeff nomination for principle actor); PONY (d/ Bonnie Metzgar) at About Face; IN DARFUR (d/ Nick Bowling) at Timeline Theater; LATE: A COWBOY SONG (d/Jessica Thebus) at Piven; THE LARAMIE TOUR: TLP & TLP EPILOGUE, 10 YRS. LATER; CELEBRITY ROW (d/David Cromer) at ATC; FAIR USE (d/Meredith McDonough), GOOD BOYS AND TRUE (d/Pam McKinnon) and ONE ARM (d/Moises Kaufman) all at Steppenwolf Theatre; EXECUTION OF JUSTICE (d/Gary Griffon) at About Face Theatre; THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE (d/Leigh Fondakowski) at The Guthrie, Perseverance and Berkeley Rep., and I THINK I LIKE GIRLS (d/Leigh Fondakowski) at HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane Theater and Z Space; 33 VARIATIONS (d/Moises Kaufman): 5 years as performer/dramaturge prior to the premiere. DIRECTING: GOOD DEATH, an original play that she directed and co-wrote with students at Western Michigan University. FILM/TV: BETRAYAL, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, CHASING AMY, THE NEARLY UNADVENTUROUS LIFE OF ZOE CADWAULDER, LAW & ORDER: C.I. and HBO’s THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Emmy nomination: Ensemble Writing.) She is a certified teacher in Tectonic’s “moment work” technique. 

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