Produced, Written and Performed by: Grace Kiley
Directed by: Austin Pendleton
Playwright and actress Grace Kiley, as the woman Hitchcock called "a volcano covered with snow," transforms the life of the legend into a cautionary tale about the danger of abandoning one’s dreams. Austin Pendleton directs this poignant look at fame, folly, and a woman undone by her own strength.
Longing for Grace debuted with a one-night showcase for United Solo Festival on November 2, 2012, the first show to go up after Hurricane Sandy. Kiley says: “I thought of the piece as an experiment. I hadn’t performed it before and didn’t know if was going to work. But it ended up receiving 3 awards. That’s when I knew I wanted to bring it to Edinburgh and beyond.”
Kiley’s many credits include an award winning performance in IMTF’s NeverCracked, the debut of her original solo piece I Bred The Best at the Estrogenius Festival, as well as leading roles in A Death of a Salesman, Shirley Valentine, Six Degrees of Separation, The Novelist, A Life in the Theater, Old Times, Hot Flashes, and Perfect Analysis Given By a Parrot, along with numerous TV and film credits. Ms. Kiley teaches Directing at NYU’s Tisch Kanbar Center for Film & TV, as well as acting courses at the Stella Adler Studio, Trinity/LaMama Urban Arts Program, and at her own studio - Grace Kiley ACTING - in New York City.
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