Artist Profiles

Kelli Simpkins

KELLIE SIMPKINS is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf where she was last seen in Good Boys and True. Other Chicago credits include Execution of Justice (About Face Theatre) and One Arm (Steppenwolf). She is a member of NYC's Tectonic Theatre Project and is one of the original creators and performers of The Laramie Project (Denver Center, Berkeley Rep., LaJolla, Off-B'way at Union Sq. Theatre-dir. Moises Kaufman). Kellie is an original creator/performer of The People’s Temple, a verbatim theatre piece about the survivors of Jonestown (Berkeley Rep., Perseverance, The Guthrie). She is currently working as dramaturg/performer on director Leigh Fondakowski's Casa Cushman, a piece about Victorian actress Charlotte Cushman, in assocation with Tectonic and About Face. Film & TV: A League of Their Own, Chasing Amy, Law & Order: C.I., and HBO’s The Laramie Project (Emmy nomination: Ensemble Writing).