Writer, actor, comedian Kelly Kinsella is thrilled to have found an artistic home at The Cell Theater in Chelsea, where she is an artist in residence, presenting her work on Sunday evenings at 7PM starting July 14th.
Though fully entrenched in a performer's life and her 400 square foot, centrally located New York City apartment, she often fantasizes about packing up her Murphy bed and moving to the country where she can read books and plays by her inspirations: Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Martin McDonagh. Kelly made out with Martin McDonagh when his play The Pillowman was nominated for a TONY award. He didn't win. Kelly has also made out with, or has thought about making out with Jeff Goldblum, David Shiner and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Always on the lookout for a New York City bargain, Kelly is taking the slow, cheap, and complicated path to success, which includes performing in hallways, fringe festivals, the woods (amongst the rage of a Rennaissance Faire), colleges, and in closets, which is why she takes her Murphy bed wherever she goes. Her performance style has been described as "terrific and zany," "slinky and smart," and "she thrums with the aggressive humour of many male comics but underneath is the neurotic charm of a still unmarried woman." The New Oxford American Dictionary definition of 'thrums' is: continuous rhythmic humming. Also, Kelly would totally make out with Arthur Miller, too. But, he's dead.
Despite dreaming of doing yoga the rest of her life on top of a mountain by the sea while rehearsing one woman shows in her Murphy bed, she is too busy performing on the New York City stage to do so. Instead, she finds solace and contentment as an amateur gourmand, sharing her culinary masterpieces with her boyfriend, friends and family, and, oddly enough, performing stand up comedy in New York and Los Angeles.
If you come see her show, she might make out with you.