In recent years, Kelsey has worked part-time as an actor and writer in the Boston area. In 2016, she studied the Meisner technique as a part of the Neighborhood Playhouse’s summer actor training program in New York. Since then, she has taken courses in movement, voice, speech, improvisation, Viewpoints, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, scene study, film acting, Shakespeare, and devised theatre. In 2017, she completed an intensive course in Contemporary Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Kelsey has trained as a screenwriter and filmmaker at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Chicago’s Second City Training Center, and Maine Media Workshops. As a writer and filmmaker, she specializes in short-form comedy, feminist film adaptation, and the use of devised theatre practices in film writing and production to collaborate more authentically with actors.
She is also interested in the performance of plays in virtual meeting spaces (i.e. Zoom, Google Hangouts) to build new overlaps between the mediums of theatre and film, using Meisner technique and Viewpoints to create new modes of connection between actors and physical/virtual space.
For a resume, reel, and more information about her work, see Kelsey’s acting/writing website.