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 professional theatre, Chaffin's Barn. She also performed on and off stage for the Mystery.COMedy theatre program at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and was an ensemble member of the 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 top-rated 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 which 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 several independent radio stations to a seventeen-store regional 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 serves as writer, anchor and host of nightly newscasts as well as talk and cooking shows), she was the editor of a bi-weekly micropolitan newspaper, The Tullahoma News.