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Abigail Killeen

Abigail Killeen is a theatre artist based in Portland, Maine. As an actor, she has worked off-Broadway, regionally, and in film and television. She has acted in new plays and classics with such roles as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Masha in Three Sisters, and Nora in Doll’s House, Part 2. Killeen originated roles in work by John Cariani, Steven Dietz and Lynne Conner, among others. She is also part of Compagnia de’ Colombari, an international theatre company based in New York, where she performed in Flannery O’Conner’s Everything That Rises Must Converge and The Merchant of Venice. In 2015, Killeen was awarded a grant from the Maine Arts Commission to produce and perform The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey. It was named one of the best productions of the year by The Portland Phoenix. Killeen’s Portland directorial debut was also named one of the best productions of the year, a version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet staged entirely in a moving truck, performed for audiences free of charge. Killeen’s generated theatre work includes developing new work for women. In 2018, Babette’s Feast received its world premiere at Portland Stage with a direct off-Broadway transfer. Killeen played Martine in the production and also served as its coproducer. Babette’s Feast was named a Critic’s Pick by both New York Magazine and Newsday and was nominated for “Most Unique Theatrical Experience” by the Off-Broadway Alliance. Killeen also serves as chair of the department of theater and dance at Bowdoin College. She earned her bachelor’s degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her M.F.A. at Brandeis University.

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