Title: Conservatory Artistic Director
Company: ATC Studios
Location: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Kathleen Kellaigh, conservatory artistic director for ATC Studios, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in directing, producing, writing and performing.
As a theatre artist, Ms. Kellaigh has met with success by trusting her intuition, communicating with an articulate voice and possessing a thorough understanding of her craft. She has been in the industry since she was 13 years old when she discovered her natural acting talents while in a play at her local church. It set her on a trajectory for lifelong success as a performer. During her career, Ms. Kellaigh has served as director of many plays and productions, including “Rent,” “NSPF NYC,” the 2012 version of “Godspell,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the 1996 version of “Cabaret,” “Gladiator,” “South Pacific,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Moon Over Buffalo,” “Appointment With Death,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Witness for the Prosecution,” “And Then There Were None,” “Narnia,” “Dead Man Walking, “Mousetrap,” and the world premiere of “Journey,” among many others. She has authored plays such as “The Separate World,” “Chapter 33,” “Alternatives,” “Bridges,” “The Music’s Not So Beautiful Anymore,” “Hijinks,” “Loud Whispers Silent Scream, Say No,” “Past Files,” “Sugar Houses,” “Evolution,” “Dragons,” “It’s In the Cards,” and “Congruency.” Ms. Kellaigh is also known for her performances on stages around the country including the Hartman Stage in Connecticut and Sail-Away Productions.
Today, Ms. Kellaigh finds success as the founder and artistic director of the Action Theatre Conservatory (ATC Studios) in Clifton, New Jersey, where she has produced various productions since 1992. She remains at the top of her field through her memberships with the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, the Screen Actors Guild, the Actors Equity Association, the Actors Fund, the Episcopal Actors Guild, the Genesis Guild, Phi Kappa Phi, AMO and APRMM. In recognition of her professional excellence, Ms. Kellaigh has been nominated for “Best New Musical” “Best Production” and “Best Director” over the years. She was also the winner of “Best Play” and “Best Director” by NTC NYC and NSPF NYC. As she looks to the future, Ms. Kellaigh intends to continue in her work in the years to come. She plans to direct, teach, and write, with the intention of publishing more works and performing book tours around the United States.
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