Playing Age: 16 – 25
Kendal Kennedy just completed her MA in Theatre Practice from UCD and The Gaiety School of Acting. Previous to this she completed a BA in Musical Theatre at UCLA in Los Angeles CA. She has studied improvisation at Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City in Los Angeles and has also studied with the Royal Shakespeare Co.
Recent works include acting in The Little Shadow Theatre’s New Irish Playbook Dir. by Joe O’Neill, Ray Hyland’s short 4 Ex Players, Dann Oritz-Osteinssen’s feature The Tritonne Harmonies, Close by Nathan Allen at the Smock Alley Theatre and directing and choreographing her own piece The Dress at The Smock Alley Theatre as part of the MA Theatre showcase.
In 2015 Kendal was cast as a series regular on a multi cam sitcom pilot co directed by Emmy award nominee Ellen Gittelsohn (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond) and with Emmy award winning producer Russ Woody (The Middle).
Kendal has been cast in theatre from the Royal Shakespeare Co. She was cast as”Regan” in a workshop of King Lear performing alongside Olivier Award winning Kathryn Hunter (Harry Potter) as “Lear” and directed by critically acclaimed Helena Kaut-Howson.
Kendal trained as a gymnast for nine years and began dance at age three. She studied theatre at performing arts schools she attended in high school and competed in dance companies outside of school in the styles of jazz, contemporary, ballet and acrobatics. She continues to train as a dancer and keeps up her floor skills from gymnastic. She has training in stage combat from UCLA and recently trained with Jack Cosgrove at the Gaiety School of Acting.