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Arden Kelly is an ardent theatre director based in the US.

 

   The Work    

Bone Deep

This play with live music is set in the Parisian catacombs and charts a young woman's annual search for her love, who was lost in the tunnels years before. It's sensitive, a little bit silly, with elements of the supernatural.

Our all-female and one male team of creatives come from all over the world: playwright/lyricist Lois Zoppi, composer/pianist Sarah Weiler, director/producer Arden Kelly,

SM & lighting/sound designer Natalia Kheldouni, set/costume designer Becca White, and our two brilliant performers Regev Amit & Sarah Johnson!

Camden Fringe @ The Etcetera Theatre

LONDON, UK

2-6 August 9:30pm to 10:30pm

3 August BSL Interpreted

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Regev Amit plays FREDDY

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Sarah Johnson plays ANTONIA

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ANTONIA & FREDDY

Florida for Sale

Theater with a Mission brings this historical stage to screen telling of the signing of the Florida Treaty.  This site specific project was rehearsed and filmed in the main house of the Goodwood (Plantation) Museum and Gardens. 

Dr. Ben Gunter pictured, wrote this work and plays then Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, with his 'quite a character' wife Louisa Catherine Adams, played by Idy Codington.    

March 2021

LOCO FOR LOVE Virtual Festival 

16:54 mins.

FL, USA

Ben Gunter, Idy Codington and director Arden Kelly
Ben Gunter, Idy Codington and director Arden Kelly

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Arden Kelly directs Idy Codington & Ben Gunter
Arden Kelly directs Idy Codington & Ben Gunter

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Idy Codington & Ben Gunter
Idy Codington & Ben Gunter

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Ben Gunter, Idy Codington and director Arden Kelly
Ben Gunter, Idy Codington and director Arden Kelly

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Bone Deep

This quiet and arresting audio play is experienced by Freddy who is looking to celebrate her girlfriend's birthday in the catacombs of Paris.  

 

Bone Deep was written by emerging playwright Lois Zoppi, with originally composed music by Richard Adam Lewis.  Regev Amit plays Freddy & I play Antonia, as well as direct this beautiful story.  

 

April 2021

30 mins.

Essex, UK   

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When You Step I Fall

Presented at the Thanet Youth & Community Centre in London. This site specific, interactive, devised work, incorporated movement and verbatim theatre, with an original song I wrote and performed.

 

This collaboration of directors and designers, centered around domestic physical and sexual abuse experienced and endured by women in the broad sense and specifically the experiences of Artemisia, Christine Keeler, and Virginia Roberts.

Jan 2020

20 mins. 

London, UK

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The Plight of...

This short, poignant, devised work shown at the Joan Littlewood Theatre, presented the many different ways people who are homeless are cared for around the world. 

 

This multi-lingual work, based on a variety of fables, incorporated kinesthetic movement.  

December 2019

6 mins.

Essex, UK

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CLUE: The Musical

Based on the board game, CLUE: The Musical is an interactive whodunnit, presented by MADCO. The audience guesses who murdered Mr. Boddy, where in his mansion and with what instrument.

  

March 2019

2hrs

Monticello Opera House, FL USA

Mrs. Peacock & Col. Mustard
Mrs. Peacock & Col. Mustard

CLUE: The Musical

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Professor Plum & Detective
Professor Plum & Detective

CLUE: The Musical

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Mrs. White
Mrs. White

CLUE: The Musical

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Mrs. Peacock & Col. Mustard

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 About Me

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  As a graduate of The Juilliard School, I earned my BFA in Acting.  After which, I was a professional actor/singer/dancer in NYC and LA.  Now, I've gathered my skills and experience to become an ardent theatre director!

 

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I am about to officially receive my MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15/University of Essex, which I've earned with Distinction.

As a director, I embrace color-conscious casting and approach directing as a facilitator/collaborator in order to get the best artistry from the cast, crew and designers.  I enjoy reimagining the classics, working with new playwrights with new perspectives and exploring how technology can change the way we experience theatre.  I will continue to explore ways to open up the accessibility of theatre for the artist and audience. 

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Contact 

Florida, USA 

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