"Truly it was delightful to watch Levander's intelligent eyes sparkle as she tried to fit the puzzle pieces of the family dynamic together." - Chicago Stage Review
"Both of the women playing "Ellie/Eleanor" are dynamite! - Alan Bresloff, Around the Town
"...engaging Kelly Levander, as self-doubting super sleuth, Eleanor Dawson" - Colin Douglas, Chicago Theater Review
"Levander’s Maggie is a coil of nervous energy in flashbacks, and oppressed by mounting dread but possesses great clarity of purpose in her scenes in the present reality." - Tom Williams
Kelly Levander (AEA eligible) has been acting in theater and film for over twenty years. Often playing the independent leading lady who tells it like it is, Kelly also has quick access to a deep emotional vulnerability. The diverse theater and film community in Chicago brought Kelly and her husband here in 2010 where she has since had the opportunity to work with many different theaters including Strawdog, Akvavit, Jackalope, Three Crows, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Provision Theater, Spartan Theatre and Muse of Fire. Kelly is currently an artistic collaborator with the Agency Theater Collective as well as the newly formed Yellow Rose Theater. When not on stage, you can find her working behind the scenes directing, producing and marketing for many storefront theaters. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Kelly performed around the country with Virginia Stage Company (LORT), NYCFringe and A. D. Players to name a few. Kelly received her MFA in Acting in 2009.