Mechelle Moe

(Director of Education) Mechelle works as a director, actor and teaching artist. She is the founder and co-artistic director of The Yard where she has directed productions of MILK LIKE SUGAR by Kristen Greenidge and 4th GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE SUICIDE by Sean Graney. She has directed, adapted and devised numerous works at Senn Arts HS including: OUR AMERICA: GHETTO LIFE 101: REMORSE and METAMORPHOSES (both of which were selected for the 2014 and 2015 Illinois High School Theatre Festivals), as well as the docu-drama BROKEN TEXT, an original work by Moe based on her interviews with men recently released from incarceration and living in a transitional facility. Mechelle is a company member at TimeLine Theatre Company, where her credits include directing readings of IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY in collaboration with The Chicago Inclusion Project (which will receive a full production in the Fall of 2017 at TimeLine), EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIRPUMP, and appearing in THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS, THE FRONT PAGE, and THE CHILDREN’S HOUR. She is also a founding member of The Hypocrites. Moe is a Jeff Award recipient for Actress in Principal Role for her performance in MACHINAL (The Hypocrites) and received a Jeff Award nomination for Actress in Principal Role for STAGE DOOR (Griffin Theater Company). Mechelle has served as the Director of Education of Raven Theatre since 2012. As a lead teaching artist, Moe has worked for many organizations, including Lookingglass, Court, Lifeline, TimeLine and Raven Theatre. Moe graduated with honors from the University of Illinois Chicago with both a bachelors degree in Theater as well as Anthropology.