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The Glory of Living
As staged by Hyde Park Theatre, Rebecca Gilman's 'The Glory of Living' walks a tightrope between offensive slurs and comical jabs over solemn social issues
"...wedded criminals, played by Hyde Park Theatre company darlings Kelsey Kling and Joey Hood, as a nasty rendering of..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Gruesome Playground Injuries
Kelsey Kling makes a distinguished directorial debut with Rajiv Joseph's gem of a love story
"...recently, Gary Jaffe and Derek Kolluri). In this production, Kelsey Kling, who you've likely seen onstage at Hyde Park..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Pageant
With Patrick MacDonald's dark comedy 'Pageant,' Hyde Park Theatre takes us deep into the woods to consider the nature of beauty with a quartet of low-key comic Canucks
"...nip and tuck too many. They all circle around Kelsey Kling's Trudy and understandably so; she radiates a wholly..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Bash
In Bash, a collection of monologues by Neil LaBute, the protagonists appear to be considerate, decent people, but in the stories they share they prove themselves capable of committing crimes straight out of Greek tragedy, and the dirigo group production achieves a breezy intimacy with the audience, engaging us so thoroughly that when the darkness falls, we find it hard to abandon them.
"...college and so in love, still dazzled by life. Kelsey Kling and B. Michael Rains play them with stars..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Marion Bridge
In Marion Bridge, playwright Daniel MacIvor reveals how the death of a parent causes a major shift in the lives of three sisters, and the actresses who play them in Hyde Park Theatre's production fit so naturally in these characters' skins that they project a sense of belonging together and to the lives they describe.
"...of the know-it-all, and her interrogations of Louise prompt Kelsey Kling's face to take on the anxious expression of..."

May 31, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Pleasure With the Payne
38th annual local theatre awards ceremony tonight
"...Kelsey Kling, Wright's successor as council ED, posted a response..."

Nov. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

FronteraFest 2013
Performance jamboree's 20th brings back old faves and welcomes new stars
"...at the Baghdad Zoo, with direction by accomplished actor Kelsey Kling; West Side Terri, Orange Country theatre artist Terri..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tigers Be Still
Distractions aside, this Hyde Park production's heart and funny bone are in sync with the play's
"...hilariously chipper principal, Jon Cook's chronically snarky son, and Kelsey Kling's sleepy souse of a sis – all of..."

July 27, 2012 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Marion Bridge
A rare play that manages to offer both comfort and truth
"...doubt has entered her life. And then there's Louise (Kelsey Kling), who has all but retreated from adult life..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...DramaWhere Are They Now? Shrewd ProductionsDirector, DramaDustin Wills, CymbelineActress, DramaKelsey Kling, The Glory of LivingActor, DramaBrent Werzner, StaticSupporting Actress,..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Kelsey Kling, The Glory of Living..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Shape of Things
Neil LaBute's 'The Shape of Things,' staged by a chick and a dude productions, destroys the kind of cutesy relationships usually reserved for melodramatic chick flicks
"...Kelsey Kling's Evelyn has an air that is stubbornly insincere,..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

StallGraffiti ATX
StallGraffiti ATX throws short, original plays from local writers into a full-length variety show that revolves thematically around the porcelain palace
"...Jason Tremblay's "Welcome to the Great Whatever" has actors Kelsey Kling and Brock England in a play of sexual..."

June 17, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Austin Shakespeare Festival's second bout with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in four years offers much by way of manic disposition, but not much by way of substance
"...the occasional gem, discernable in spite of the fluff: Kelsey Kling's Hermia throws a glance at Ben Wolfe's Lysander..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Much Ado About Nothing
J. Damian Gillen's take on Much Ado About Nothing derives its inspiration from Hollywood screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, and almost pulls it off
"...acceptable substitute for passion. They leave the heat to Kelsey Kling's innocent and comely Hero and Joel Gross' Claudio...."

July 30, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Blue Surge
Director Ken Webster has made a career out of discovering quirky, funny scripts by young playwrights that entertain as they offer insight into our culture, and that describes Rebecca Gilman's Blue Surge perfectly
"...but surprisingly assertive and controlling when called upon. While Kelsey Kling might not initially fit your conception of a..."

April 2, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Are We on the Edge?
In The Bateman Trilogy, about a family of working-class suburbanite Texans, Ken Webster reveals a fine playwright's voice to go along with his strong directorial style
"...three increasingly edgy characters, deeply wrought and very real. Kelsey Kling's trio of characters includes the desperately rough Rebecca..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Top 10 Onstage Works of Wonder in 2002
Austin Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires delivers his list of the Top 10 most memorable productions in the performing arts for 2002.
"...insights into dark hearts provided by actors Lee Eddy, Kelsey Kling, B. Michael Rains, and Lowell Bartholomee, and the..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Come Together
You're not alone in the theatre, and there's power in that
"...itself unusual. A few dozen blocks away, Emily Erington, Kelsey Kling, and Rebecca Robinson are back together as the..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Nominations for the 2004-2005 B. Iden Payne Awards
A complete list of all Payne Award nominees.
"...Kelsey Kling, Pageant..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Kelsey Kling, Pageant..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...Kelsey Kling, Blue Surge..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Kelsey Kling, Blue Surge..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...Kelsey Kling, Marion Bridge..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Naughty Austin makes a new home for itself on the Eastside, and Katie Pearl and Lisa D'Amour return to the Grove on Lamar.

April 4, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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