Artist Profiles

Halena Kays

HALENA KAYS is co-founder and former artistic director of Barrel of Monkeys where she directed their longest-running show: That's Weird, Grandma. She is a Northwestern grad and a member of The Hypocrites theatre company. She is currently directing Fake Lake (The Neo-Futurists) opening mid-August; most recently seen on stage in Mud and 4.48 Psychosis (The Hypocrites); The Children's Hour (TimeLine); The Golden Truffle (Redmoon); and Theatrical Essays (Steppenwolf Garage). Halena has been nominated for a Jefferson Citation for Best Supporting Actress and received a signed letter from Mr. Rogers saying she was "special" in 1978.