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Kelly Kitchens

Part-time Lecturer, Directing
Kelly Kitchens


MFA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Vanderbilt University

Kelly Kitchens is a professional director, actor, adaptor, and teaching artist. She is the Co-Artistic Director at Seattle Public Theater, a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective, and a member of Actor's Equity Association. Her honors include: Gregory Falls Award for Outstanding Director (recipient, 2014; nominee, 2017); named Best Director by the Seattle Weekly Readers Poll; Gypsy Rose Lee award for Outstanding Direction of a Play; and named in Seattle Magazine’s inaugural list of “Top 20 Most Talented People in Seattle.” Kelly earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Some past projects include: directing Ironbound, Hand to GodGroundedOn Clover Road, The Other Place, Slowgirl, and Christmastown (Seattle Public Theater); directing Medea and The Tempest (Seattle Shakespeare Company); directing Pride and Prejudice (THEATERWORKS, Colorado); stage directing Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land (Seattle Opera Academy); directing The Art of Bad Men (MAP Theater); performing the role of Jaques in As You Like It (Seattle Shakespeare Company); stage directing Cinderella En España and The Three Feathers (Seattle Opera, Touring); directing Tall Girls (Washington Ensemble Theater); performing the role of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (Seattle Shakespeare Company); and adapting and directing She's Come Undone (Book-It Repertory Theatre).