Kristin Tyrrell's Bio : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Kristin Tyrrell

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Kristin moved to Kalamazoo over 50 years ago from her native Chicago to join the Civic s internship program and never left. Since then, Kris has performed in over 100 roles at virtually every theatre in Kalamazoo as well as serving in every possible role on technical crews. Making what feels like the inevitable segue to directing, she has helmed productions for our Mainstage, Carver Center Studio and Parish Theatre, as well as for Whole Art Theatre, and API Theatre. Most recently seen in Murder on the Orient Express as Helen Hubbard, Kris hesitates to choose a favorite role. She has been featured in Arsenic and Old Lace twice, once as a senior in high school and once as a genuine senior. Kris has also played both female roles in Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in productions 20 years apart. Instrumental in establishing our Senior Class Reader's Theatre, Kris has directed several productions for the program, including this year s production of Leaving Iowa. Kristin is the proud recipient of the Larkin Noble Award, Spirit of the Civic Award and Robert McKenna Award from the Community Theatre Association of Michigan.