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Delia Kropp

Theatre actor, director and industry advocate for transgender artists.

Before gender transitioning, Delia Kropp trained in England and Chicago, and acted with a variety of Chicago companies including The Goodman, Red Twist, Griffin, Lifeline, and Pegasus Players. and directed a number of productions for Chicago storefront and educational institutions. Post-transition, Delia’s female acting career Includes Raggedy And by David Valdes Greenwood, The Transcivility of Albert Cashier (book by Jay Paul Deratany, music by Joe Stevens & Keaton Wooden) and the first transgender actor to portray Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf in a professional production of the Pulitzer & Tony winning I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright.
Delia is also the proud  recipient of the Leppen Leadership Award for services to the Chicago LGBT Community. In 2019 she begins filming in Atlanta on "Landlocked", directed by Tim Hall.

Igniting a Transgender Revolution in Chicago
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Igniting a Transgender Revolution in Chicago

12 April 2017

Artist Delia Kropp discusses the state of transgender theatre in Chicago, Illinois and shares current initiatives to produce work by and for trans and gender-variant artists.