The Breakout Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, The Harkness Promise Award, a residency in The Watermill Center’s Artists-in-Residence program, and the 2019-20 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) award.
“It’s not lost on me just how hard it is to get support, to be seen, and to make the work you want to make. I’m humbled and scared (for real, for sure), but more than anything I am thankful to my mentors, friends, and especially my collaborators for trusting and sticking with me,” says Kelly. Since forming the feath3r theory his work has been recognized as cross-disciplinary theatre, and often challenge audiences to look at relationships, human empathy and personal ethics as expressed in popular media. Of his work, The New York Times wrote “Mr. Kelly’s fusion of dance and theater shifts seamlessly from absurd to cheeky to the unexpectedly and piercingly sincere.”