Kymberly Mellen | Breakout Session
Kymberly is joined by Shelby-Allison Hibbs for a session called It Starts With Us: Utilizing the Chicago Theatre Standards to Create an Intimate Touch Policy in Academic Settings". Kymberly will also join Jessica Renae for a discussion as part of "Intimacy Directors: Creativity and Consent".
Kymberly Mellen is the current Head of Acting at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. She was previously on faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University, BYU, UVU, and CLC. Her directing credits include Sundance Summer Theatre, Hale Orem Center Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival NAPP, BYU, Okoboji Summer Theatre, and DePaul University. In addition to numerous films, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and narrated books, Kymberly has been seen in several seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and throughout Chicagoland theatres. Performance work includes shows at TimeLine Theatre (where she is an Associate Artist), American Blues Theatre, Writers Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Ravinia, Peninsula Players, and Pioneer Theatre Company. A 2x Jeff award winner, she was named the Chicago Tribune's 2003 Theatre "Chicagoan of the Year."