Each day, we’ll be introducing you to members of the Riverside Theatre in Park professional and apprentice company…
Today meet Kelson Michael McAuliffe and Kelly Gibson
Kelson Michael McAuliffe
Leonardo/Antonio’s Servant/Ensemble in The Merchant of Venice
Kelson Michael McAuliffe is excited to be appearing in Riverside Theatre in the Park this summer as a member of the Apprentice Company. He recently graduated with BFA in acting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Past credits include El-Fapumy in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Samuel Byck in Assassins, and Snug the Joiner from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Just a bunch of wonderful talented people who want to share what they love with the community! And have fun while we do it!”
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Fun fact about Kelson: I have a twin brother
Phebe/Ensemble in As You Like It and Portia in The Merchant of Venice
Kelly Gibson is gratefully delighted to join Riverside Theatre again after appearing last summer as Muriel in Ah, Wilderness! and Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She has appeared regionally at Kansas City Actors Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, KC Fringe Festival, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Kelly holds a BFA from CU-Boulder and an MFA from UMKC where most recently she played Hermione in The Winter’s Tale. This fall, Kelly will head to London to play Gloria in ShootHorses at Arcola Theatre. She sends love to her soulful family and mentors.
“Innocence, nature, revenge, faith, princesses, disguises, soul mates, kingdoms, corruption, romance, healing, promises, clowns-who hasn’t, at some point in their lifetime, dreamed of living in a fairytale, if even only for a fleeting moments?”
Hometown: Denver, CO
Fun fact about Kelly: I am head-over-heels in love with my family
Hobbies: Fiddling/violin, drinking Chai, lounging with my kitty Bhakti, yoga, skiing/boarding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, dreaming, devouring poetry, frolicking outside