Writer, actor, and teacher, Kelly Kinsella, is currently developing her fourth one person show, How to Do a One Person Show which will have its world premiere at the 10th annual soloNOVA Festival in May 2013. When Thoughts Attack, currently in production, was developed at various venues in NYC including The Actors Fund Schermerhorn Theatre, Emerging Artists and Ars Nova, before being selected as one of eight shows to perform at the ninth annual soloNOVA Festival. It has been appearing ever since off-Broadway, and at regional theatres and college campuses on the east coast.
Kinsella’s style is unique, personal yet universal and in the vein of storytellers Lily Tomlin, David Sedaris, and John Lequiziamo. Her previous one woman show, Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway was developed and workshopped at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre, and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade in both NYC and Los Angeles. It went on to participate in The New York International Fringe Festival where Kelly earned rave reviews by BackstageNY-“She thrums with the aggressive, ruthless humor of many male comics, but underneath is the touching neurotic charm of a still unmarried woman.”; nytheatre.com-“She’s dynamite.”; and The Edge –“it’s like directing a gaggle of unruly children that live in one woman’s head.” BackstageNY named Kelly’s performance in Live! Under Broadway as one of the top 20 performances seen on any New York stage that year.
Kelly's first one woman show, Excuse Me, I Appear to Have Misplaced My Soul, premeiered at the Orlando Fringe Festival where it earned her most infamous review by Elizabeth Maupin at the Orlando Sentinel-"If you want to see an attractive woman swear alot, come see this show."