An actor for more than 30 years, Kelly Lapczynski has worked primarily on and behind Tennessee stages, including a management position in Nashville's oldest (and now shuttered) professional theatre, Chaffin's Barn. She also performed on- and off- stage for the Mystery.COMedy theatre company at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort and was an ensemble member of Monteagle's Parnassus Repertory Company, under the direction of Royal Shakespeare Company alumnus Roy Henderson.
Kelly received her degree in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University and worked for 10 years as a radio DJ, including several years on a popular morning show, before committing solely to professional theatre in 2001. Since that time, she has continued to produce radio spots and sound cues for countless professional theatre productions.
In San Diego, Kelly founded the New Perspective Festival of Theatre Artists which was instrumental in the national publication of short plays it first produced.
Kelly's business background includes management positions in every job she’s held since the age of 17, from the programming, news, and public affairs departments of group-owned and independent radio stations to the regional office of a 17-store division of corporate furniture stores.
Prior to accepting a role as Communication Specialist for a fiber-to-the-home utility company (which boasts a television network on which she writes and anchors the nightly newscasts and hosts local talk and cooking shows), she was the multi-award-winning editor of a bi-weekly micropolitan newspaper, The Tullahoma News.