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Kelli Crump

Kelli Crump (she/her), Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Oakland University in

Auburn Hills-Michigan, holds a MFA in Acting from the National Theatre

Conservatory and a MA in Arts Administration from

the University of Michigan. Kelli is a graduate of Central Michigan University and has

studied Shakespeare at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She is a

recipient of the NAPAT Classical Acting Award, the VASTA Vocal Excellence Award,

the Charlene Gordon Arts Impact Award, the John Cauble Emerging Leader Award, and

the Region III ASPIRE Faculty Fellowship Award presented by the Kennedy Center

American College Theatre Festival.

Kelli has worked with many of our nation's most critically acclaimed and award-winning

professional theatre organizations including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and

the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. For more than a decade, Kelli has worked as a

teaching artist, bringing the gift of acting to a wide range of students. She prides herself on

exposing others to the depth, richness, and excitement of culturally inclusive and socially

conscious live theatre.

Kelli is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.

Stage credits include: Hair, Doubt, Hairspray, The Laramie Project, Little Shop of Horrors, Hamlet,

Chicago, Tartuffe, and A Little Night Music. Film/TV credits include: HBO's LOOKING, ABC's When

We Rise, Being Flynn with Robert DeNiro, The Normals with Bryan Greenberg, The Hideout with Treat

Williams, and The Storyteller with Christopher Atkins.

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Queer Archival Praxis Roundtable

Queer Archival Praxis Roundtable

With Guests David Silvernail, Janet Werther, Victoria Lafave, Jordan Ealey, and Kelli Crump

6 September 2023

What role does white supremacy play in the creation of the queer theatre canon? What power and what responsibility do we—as queer theatremakers, historians, and educators—have to challenge canons and archives that define “queer” almost exclusively as white and cisgender? Artist-scholars Janet Werther, Victoria LaFave, Jordan Ealey, David Silvernail, and Kelli Crump join host Nicolas Shannon Savard to tackle these questions and to queer the archive.