MECHELLE MOE is a Company Member at TimeLine, where her credits include directing CARDBOARD PIANO and IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY; the TimePieces play readings of CARDBOARD PIANO in artistic alliance with The Yard and AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP; as well as appearing in the productions of BOY, THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS, MY KIND OF TOWN, THE FRONT PAGE, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, NOT ENOUGH AIR, and PARADISE LOST. She is Co-Artistic Director of The Yard, a youth-based theater company that produces theater relevant to young people, performed by young people as well as a founding member of The Hypocrites and artistic associate with Griffin Theater Company. Mechelle is a Jeff Award recipient for Actress in a Principal Role for her performance in MACHINAL (The Hypocrites) and received a Jeff Award nomination for Actress in Principal Role for STAGE DOOR (Griffin). Other directing credits include COLUMBINUS, MILK LIKE SUGAR, THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE SUICIDE, ECLIPSED (stage reading with Steppenwolf’s Lookout Series). She has co-produced two short play festivals (Snack Break) for The Yard, as well as directing pieces for each. Directing credits with Senn Arts include OUR AMERICA: GHETTO LIFE 101: REMORSE (which she also adapted), Brainstorm and METAMORPHOSES, all of which were selected for the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, as well as the docudrama BROKEN TEXT, an original work by Mechelle based on her interviews with men recently released from incarceration and living in a transitional facility. She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Chicago with bachelor’s degrees in Theater and Anthropology. She also serves as the Director of Education at Raven Theatre.

A conversation with the women of RUTHERFORD AND SON

  During rehearsals for Rutherford and Son, director Mechelle Moe (MM) and cast members Jeannie Affelder (JA), Christina Gorman (CG), and Rochelle Therrien (RT) chatted about the play and their responses to it. (MM) Hi everybody! Happy Wednesday …

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