Grace Kiley, an accomplished actor, director, and playwright, is currently finishing her play, Sacrifice, to be produced in 2019.
In recent years she has been active as a director with her own company, the Kiley Ensemble, most recently in January 2018 with a highly acclaimed production of Jane Anderson’s The Baby Dance. Her film, Silver Stream, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, will be released in 2019.
Her most recent solo show, Grace Kelly: Longing for Grace,won three awards at the United Solo Festivalin NYC for Best One Woman Show, Best Director (Austin Pendleton), and Best Makeup (Elle Murphy) for 2012 and Best Encore in 2013. Longing for Gracewon praise at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival of 2013, where she performed at Hill Street Theatre, and just before that in the East to Edinburgh program at the 59E59 Theaters in New York.
As an actress, she recently starred in the role of Kate in a reading of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons,directed by Michael Miller—a project beginning in the 2018 Atlantic Director’s Course—to be repeated in spring 2019 by The Arts Pressand potentially developed into a full production. Other credits include an award winning performance in IMTF’s NeverCracked, the debut of her original solo piece, I Bred The Best, at the Estrogenius Festival and Theater West, as well as leading roles in Summerfolk (dir. Austin Pendleton), A Death of a Salesman, Shirley Valentine, Six Degrees of Separation, The Novelist, A Life in the Theater, Old Times, Hot Flashes, and Perfect Analysis Given By a Parrot, along with numerous TV and film credits, most recently,The Comedy starring Tim Heidecker.
Ms. Kiley teaches Directing at NYU’s Tisch Kanbar Center for Film & TV, as well as acting courses at the Stella Adler Studio,Trinity/LaMama Urban Arts Program, and at her own studio, Grace Kiley ACTING, in New York City. She coaches actors in New York and Los Angeles, as well as students applying to prestigious drama programs, like Juilliard and NYU. Grace is a member of the Playwrights/Directors Unit (PDU) at The Actors Studio, New York.