Short Shakespeare!

Twelfth Night


March 5

April 9, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly

Kirsten Kelly


Kirsten Kelly returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she co-created the CPS Shakespeare! program, directing the high school student and teacher ensemble for nine years in productions of: Othello, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Kirsten is a theater director, educator and documentary filmmaker. Recent New York credits include Undeniable Sound of Right Now by Laura Eason (Off-Broadway) Rattlestick Playwrights Theater /Women’s Project and shows for The Shakespeare Society, Roots & Branches Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Rising Phoenix Rep, The Juilliard School and Lincoln Center. She was twice nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for best direction for Big Love and the Washington, DC premiere of Boy Gets Girl. She also directed the Midwest/Chicago premiere of Boston Marriage (After Dark Award, Best Director). Recent documentary film credits include The Homestretch, an award-winning feature film about homeless teens in Chicago, supported by the MacArthur Foundation and Sundance Institute, which aired on PBS Independent Lens and is part of the White House Initiative for Excellence in African American Education. Kirsten graduated from the Master Directing Program at Juilliard after serving as a member of CST’s Education Department for six years and directing extensively in Chicago.

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