Kelly is of European/ UK settler descent and makes her home in the territory of Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Ojibway/Chippewa. She is an actor, devisor, and collaborative playwright.
For Blyth: you may remember Kelly’s solo turn as the ghostly Bridget Donnelly, or have seen her being chased down by a team of wild horses in the iconic Outdoor Donnelly’s. Other Blyth collectives include Death of a Hired Man & Hippie. In 2019 Kelly co-wrote the critically acclaimed In the Wake of Wettlaufer.
Elsewhere (Selected): Hermione (The Winter’s Tale), Dream in High Park; Helen/ The Penelopiad, Royal Shakespeare Company; Luciana/Comedy of Errors, Theatre by the Bay; Suzanne/ Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Grand Theatre, Lizzie Curry/The Rainmaker, Theatre Aquarius.
Kelly has contributed as an actor, playwright, director, and associate artist at Caravan Farm Theatre for three decades.
Stratford collectives: Ladies of the CNR, and last summer’s hit Kroehler Girls (Here For Now Theatre)
But her most prized creation is her daughter MadeNell. Nell plays first base for the Stratford Flames, tennis, and the ukulele with her father, actor Cedric Smith.
Kelly is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Award for having an impact in theatre.