Kelly Parker


Acting and Directing

Kelly Parker earned his B.F.A. in performance from Baylor University and his M.F.A. in acting/directing from Texas Tech University. In addition to teaching acting and other diverse courses, Kelly directs multiple theatrical productions each season while serving as the coordinator for the Theatre Department at McLennan. He studied the Meisner acting technique with Larry Silverberg and is a certified teacher through the True Acting Institute. He is a certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework(c) and has trained in voice and speech work in New York City and Los Angeles with leading voice and speech directors Catherine Fitzmaurice, Patsy Rodenberg, and Phil Thompson. Kelly is a co-founder and director of the outdoor theatrical event "Shakespeare on the Rock" featured each summer at the Tablerock Amphitheater in Salado, Texas. He is a 200-hour Registered Viniyoga Teacher; a member of TETA, a registered Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD, VASTA, LMDA and Yoga Alliance. Kelly spent the summer of 2017 studying improvisational performance techniques with Keith Johnstone at the Loose Moose Theater Company in Alberta, Canada.