Kymberly Mellen is a volcanic entity as Esther Franz. She fumes, scolds and blasts forth her feelings like a caged tiger.
Yet, in those quiet moments that belong to the other characters, watch this actress’ face and body language. For a lesson in what it means to be totally committed to one’s craft, Ms. Mellen’s return to the stage in this role is exemplary.
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As a Theater Actor, she recently appeared at Timeline Theater (Chicago) in The Price.
She made frequent appearances at Utah Shakespeare Festival, playing Madame Thenardier in Les Miz, Gertrude in Hamlet, Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives, Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.
Regional theater work includes shows at Pioneer Theatre Company (Salt Lake), Writers’ Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre (Chicago theaters), Jackson Hole Playhouse and Sundance Theatre.
Kymberly received Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role, and the After Dark Award, and has been named Creative Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Sun Times.
Her directing credits include Annie Get Your Gun (Sundance Theater) Lend Me a Tenor, The Greatest Love, FeFu and Her Friends, As You Like It, The Turn of the Screw, The Forgotten Carols.
Kymberly is currently a full-time Visiting Professional Lecturer at The Theatre School at DePaul University, Chicago, IL. She also offers private acting lessons, live or via skype or YouTube, with an emphasis on developing monologues and auditioning for college application.
She graduated from BYU with a BFA in Music/Dance/Theatre and The Theatre School at DePaul University with a MFA in Acting. She has an MA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University.