Shelli Place moved here five years ago and hasn’t stopped since…
Her Minnesota acting debut was the popular 2013 Fringe Festival’s A Certain Age, followed by Two Weekends (Playwright’s Center), Steel Magnolias (Old Log), and Little Women, Baby and Titanic (2nd Fiddle Productions) and last year's encore Fringe show Airbags.
A long time member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA, theater credits include King Lear, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mary Stuart, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, and musicals How to Succeed…,Fiorello and Company. US and International Tours include Closer than Ever, A My Name is Alice , Stop the World…, Man of La Mancha , Play it again Sam, George M, and Room Service. TV and film credits: 3rd Rock from the Sun, St Elsewhere, The New Love American Style, Miyasaki’s Animated Classic – The Crimson Pig (an English Version) and the cult horror film Party Line. Shelli loves living in such a vibrant theatrical community where she has directed Over the River and Through The Woods and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Theater NOW), The Lives of the Great Waitresses, Lily (Theater Unbound), Macaroni on a Hot Dog (Fringe 2014) and choreographed Life Could Be A Dream (Old Log) and Stars of David (MJTC). She received a nomination for Best Director from broadwayworld.com last year for the Hennipen Trust/Theater Unbound Production of The How and the Why at the New Century. Recently, Shelli co-founded, along with Elena Giannetti and Alison Edwards, PRIME Productions, dedicated to "Celebrating Women in their Second Act!" and driected their inaugural endeavor, Little Wars. She feels fortunate to be a part of The Actors Workout with Raye Birk at the Guthrie.
While persuing her artistic endeavors in MN, Shelli continues to work in the Business Theater world as a free lance Creative Director and Executive Speech Coach for corporate awards ceremonies and product lauches.