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Kyra Morris

Kyra Morris

Associate Artist

Chicago Dramatists

Performing Arts Professional

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Chicago Dramatists

Associate Artist

Read, perform, and give feedback, aiding in development of new plays.

Chicago Dramatists

Actor, Scene Shop Writing Class, Chicago Public Schools Program and Saturday Series

Read new scripts
Provide feedback for plays in development
Perform new plays regularly as part of the "Saturday Series"

TUTA

Swing Box Office and House Manager

Conduct online and in-person ticket sales; Record and report daily and weekly ticket sales to Company Manager; direct and oversee The Saints, organize seating, program stuffing and program distribution; coordinate opening of house with Stage Manager

Career medium 03
Career

Tip Your Waiter Productions

Voice Over Artist

Reader, Hatemail

Lifeline Theatre

Aunt Reed, in Jane Eyre (remount)

A ghost-like apparition and symbol in a rock & roll retelling of the Bronte classic by the same name.

Prologue Theatre

Director, Plumes, by Georgia Hunter Douglas

A play centered around poverty and choice in an early 20th Century African-American Community

Prologue Theatre Company

Jackie in Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

World premiere of Katori Hall's WWII comedy at Steppenwolf Garage.

Pegasus Players

Nicolette (Mina Harker) in BLACULA

Karen Yates

Big Wheel (choryphaeus) in The American Bacchae

Leader of the chorus for the premiere performance of Karen Yates' adaptation of Euripides' The Bacchae at RhinoFest 2013.http://www.karen-yates.com/yates-american-bacchae

Career medium 06
Career

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Standardized Patient

Perform the role of a patient receiving exam from medical students and provide feedback on student-patient interaction

Chicago Dramatists

Actor, Deadline Project

Provide basis for playwrighting characters
Read and provide feedback for plays in development
Perform new, full-length scripts in the "Saturday Series"

Career medium 05

Sideshow Theatre Company

Poseidon/Woman in IDOMENEUS

"According to Greek legend, Idomeneus was a Trojan War hero who saved himself from drowning by promising the gods he'd sacrifice the first living thing he saw when he returned home—only to be greeted there by his own 18-year-old son. This 2008 one-act by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig turns the gruesome tale into a poetic meditation on war, duty, and survivor's guilt." -Chicago Reader
http://centerstagechicago.com/theatre/shows/12494.html

Career

Innovation Arts & Entertainment

Box Office Assistant

Subscription Sales for The Broadway Series in venues Nationwide

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Retail, Wholesale and USCIS Lockbox Point Person and Trainer

Trained and supervised new hires in file assembly and processing
Implemented quality control measures

Lookingglass Theatre Company

James H. Hildreth and Mrs. Lemos/Archivist Tracks, THE GREAT FIRE

Learn and rehearse multiple roles for two large ensemble performance tracks
Maintain on-call status
Perform either track as necessary
Perform in multiple languages and dialects
Sing
Dance
Puppeteer
Blow things up as a positive agent for change; herd children and Aged Persons.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 06

Court Theatre

Orlando/Sasha understudy Virgina Woolf's ORLANDO, by Sarah Ruhl

Learn and rehearse lead and supporting role
Regularly attend performances
Maintained on-call status
Played a woman and a man or a man who became a woman
Play woman who looked like a man
Successfully grappled with Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf at the same time without a box set and with only one chorus member

Career

Chicago Dramatists

Godiva, BORDELLO

Rehearsed, developed and performed the role of an Iraq war veteran turned Las Vegas prostitute with Military Rape Trauma and combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Career medium 05
Career

Massive Ego Productions

Junit

Got married; got killed; spoke Egyptian; ran.

Lifeline Theatre

Hunter, Neverwhere

Bo fights, hand-to-hand combat; mixed South African and British dialect, Estuary dialect; general badassery.

Absolute Shakespeare/ Arts Lanes

Hyppolita/Titania

Broadsword fight and verse speeches. In several midriffs.

Absolute Shakespeare/ Arts Lanes

Lady Capulet

for two years

Absolute Shakespeare/ Arts Lanes

Movement Director & Dance Captain, a Midsummer Night's Dream

for two years

The State Theatre of Chicago

Antigone, AjaxAntigone

Physical theatre and heightened language playing the lead in an ensemble show

Career medium 05

TUTA

Box Office and House Manager

Clean auditorium prior to each performance
Supervise ushering staff
Coordinate house opening and curtain times with Stage Manager
Record and report ticket sales

Career

Court Theatre

Dussie Mae Understudy in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

Understudying the role of DussieMae in August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Previews begin September 26.

Redmoon Theatre

Actor/ Percussion Ensemble Last of My Species

Cymbal Hat Army: performing precision marching and percussion in Redmoon's Summer Spectacle at Belmont Harbor.

Leydig, Voit & Mayer Ltd

Administrative Assistant

Assisted multiple attorneys and technical advisors with client correspondence, file maintenance, and docket organization and reports
Created and edited legal and other documents for distribution, including patent applications, legal agreements, and event schedules
Assisted with preparation for meetings
Reception with multi-line telephone and Shortel phone system and Call Manager
Copied, filed, and performed general clerical duties as assigned

Career medium 05
Career

Hubris Productions

Camille, in Red Noses

Camille is a prostitute whose entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen allow her to ride out the apocalypse in style.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Festival Company, Director, and Faculty

-Taught fundamentals of Theatre and LeCoq Movement Theory to junior high and high school students
-Performed as a Theatre Festival Company member at Howmet Playhouse
-Directed as a Theatre Festival Company member at Howmet Playhouse

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 03

Toledo Public Schools

Long Term Substitute Teacher

-Taught a variety of of subjects, including math, science and literature to junior high and high school students.
-Taught Music Appreciation and Choral Music to elementary, junior high, and high school students.

Career

Toledo School for the Arts

Substitute Teacher

-Taught Theatre, Music and Dance to junior high and high school students
-Taught science, math and literature to junior high and high school students

Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Director, Actor

-Performed as a leading member to the comapny
-Directed Full-length Youth Musical
-Support staff for Afterschool Outreach Program with Toledo Area Schools

Penn High School

High School Diploma, Theatre, Music, Dance, and General Studies, Honors

George Washington University/Friches Théâtre Urbain

Summer Performance and Study, LeCoq movement, Street Theatre, And Circus Arts

University of Toledo

B.A. with High Honors, Theatre; Music

Denver Center National Theatre Conservatory Adult Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship, Acting

University of California

Master of Fine Arts, 2007