Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival


Context: Resident Fight Director, Movement Coach and Historical Dance Choreographer. Located within the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park in Montgomery, the Carolyn Blount Performing Arts Complex is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (the State Theatre of Alabama). Productions attract an audience of about 200,000 and “Schoolfest” matinees reach over 40,000 students. ASF’s play development program, the Southern Writers’ Project, has given theatrical voice to southern playwrights and southern topics since 1991. Professional affiliation with University of Alabama MFA Professional Actor Training Program.

Highlighted reviews include passages particular to Colleen Kelly’s work on the show.


Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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1999 Season:

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1998 Season:

1997 Season:

  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (Marco Barricelli, Director).

1996 Season:

  • Lizard (Kent Thompson, Director / performed at the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA).
  • School for Scandal by Sheridan (Edmond Williams, Director).
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare (Stephen Hollis, Director).

ASF Community Outreach

  • Face to Face, 2001: director/fight director: original play examining youth perspectives on self-identity and bullying created with MFA company and third-grade students in Montgomery, AL.
  • Will and Reason, 2000: director/co-fight director (w/Scot Mann). Original play examining youth violence w/scenes from Romeo and Juliet, created with ASF artists, MFA students and Montgomery teens (including incarcerated youth) funded by the Southern Poverty Law Center under supervision of Peter Howard, Cornerstone Theatre/National Conference for Community and Justice.
  • Transformations: Reality by Degrees, 1999: original short plays (based on personal stories) developed and performed by inmates of Tutwiler Women’s Prison facilitated by playwright Barbara Lebow.