Assistant Professor of Theater
Theater And Dance
602 Memorial Hall
Abigail Killeen teaches Making Theater, Acting I, Acting II: Voice and Text and Acting Shakespeare and also serves as the Department of Theater and Dance’s voice and dialect coach. As an actor she has worked Off-Broadway, regionally, and in film and television, including the New York Theater Workshop, Naked Angels, The New York International Fringe, the Arden Theater Company, Hudson Stage, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, the feature film Deception and the independent film Showers of Happiness. She is a founding member of Connecticut Free Shakespeare, where she performed for 8 seasons.
Together with Rose Courtney, Abigail developed a theatrical adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s short story Babette’s Feast. Produced by The International Arts Movement (www.iamny.org) and Threads Theater Company, it ran in the summer of 2010 in New York. Abigail played Babette in the production, which also included Broadway veterans Hal Robinson, William Connell and Darrie Lawrence as well as former member of the Metropolitan Opera Kamel Boutros. Locally she has acted with Portland Stage Company (portlandstage.org), Addverb Productions (addverbproductions.org), Good Theater and The Theater Project.
She trained with Master Teachers in the Stella Adler Technique, Suzuki, and Extended Voice with the Roy Hart Theatre in France. Additionally she has studied Eastern European physical theatre with the Double Edge Theater, Gordana Maric from the University of Belgrade and the award-winning Frantic Theatre Company in London.