Kelly Bremner is a freelance
director and performer, particularly in opera and devised performance. Kelly holds advanced degrees in both
music and theatre, including a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and her performance training mutually includes traditional
and experimental theatre techniques.
Recent directorial credits include Labute’s The Shape of Things, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in Edgerton, WI, Sophocles’s Electra for Pauline Oliveros’s Deep Listening Space in New York and
the world premiere of her very talented husband’s opera, Scott Gendel’s Iphigenia
at Aulis in Madison, WI. She has worked as an Assistant Director
at the University Opera in Madison, and at Opera North in New Hampshire. She regularly assists for the Madison
Opera as well. Recent devising credits include being a member of Richard
Gough’s devising team for his performance of The Last Supper with the Arts Institute in Madison, The Fruit of All Evil for the University
Theatre’s Open Stage program, and Greek
to Me: A Choral Extravaganza of Mythic Proportions for the Madison Youth
Choirs, where she staged close to 300 children in a devised performance.