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Kelsey (Torstveit) Pietropaolo

BFA: Drama NYU Tisch School of the Arts Studio: Lee Strasberg Institute

Notable stage credits include: Orson’s Shadow (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater), Rhinoceros (W.H.A.T), Blithe Spirit (Capital Repertory Theatre), Larvae (Alchemical), Crimes of the Heart (Fable Theatre), A Turn of the Screw (W.H.A.T.), Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Downtown), The Cherry Orchard(14th Street Y), A Hatful of Rain (Theatr Studio), and a season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as a member of the Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company for their 2014-2015 where she understudied 7 mainstage roles and starred in two of their Off The Hill productions. As a writer, Kelsey was awarded a Playwriting fellowship in 2017 by Byrdcliffe Art Colony to write her one act play The Octopus. Her one act with music, Lonelyhearts, co-conceived with composer David Bird went up at Project Q in New York City late April 2018, featuring the TAK Ensemble. In 2018, she won an ArtsUniverse Scholarship to attend the IUGTE Physical Theatre Workshop and International Theatre Conference in Leibnitz, Austria where she shared Lee Strasberg’s techniques. She co-directed Where Can I Hide? as part of Montclair State University’s C.A.R.T. Underground Series in Spring 2022. She is an executive producer on Joe Pietropaolo’s NYFA-sponsored short film My Darling Angel. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Theatre Studies at Montclair State University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.