College of Arts and Communication
Upham Hall

Assistant Professor Of Theatre

Kymberly Mellen comes to UWW from The Theatre School at DePaul University. She returned to Chicago as Casting Director and Producing Associate at Writers Theatre after several years as Founding Drama Academy Director for Pioneer Charter HS for the Performing Arts and Visiting Professor at BYU in the Musical/ Dance/Theatre and Actor Training programs.  She was also the Artistic Producer and Executive Board Member for Utah Repertory Theater while free-lance directing, acting, teaching and coaching. In addition to numerous films, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and narrated books, Kymberly has been seen in several seasons of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and many regional theatres. Her directing credits include Sundance Summer Theatre, Hale Orem Center Theater, Utah Shakespeare Festival NAPP, BYU, Okoboji Summer Theatre, and DePaul UniversityPerfomrance work includes shows at TimeLine Theatre (where she is an Associate Artist)‚Äč, 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 Jeff award winner, she was named the Chicago Tribune's 2003 Theatre "Chicagoan of the Year."