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The Ledge

Allison Kelly & Grace Gilmore


Categories: Theater

Dates: September 6, 2023 - September 9, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space


Two sisters arrive on a rock in the middle of the ocean. They are grieving. It is a funeral, but also a reunion. In Irish and Scottish folklore, selkies are seals that can transform into women on the 13th day of the month. They remove their skins and hide them away. They assume their human forms until they adorn their seal skins once again. If their skins are lost or stolen, they are cursed to remain human forever. In our story, these two women are not cursed. Or maybe they are. They are not seals. Or maybe they are. This is a love letter to the coast. Or maybe it isn’t.

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About the Artist

Grace Gilmore is a theatre maker and designer currently based in New York City. Grace has been an acting company member at The Mercury Store (NYC) which serves as a directing incubator for new works. In 2018 she wrote, performed, and designed Not in Good Standing, a one woman show following a small town HOA in Michigan. Grace was the lighting designer and stage manager for the world premiere of “Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed” by Advanced Beginner Group at Abrons Arts Center (NYC) for which the company won an OBIE in 2020. She has designed lights at The Chocolate Factory (NYC), UNC Chapel Hill, MASSMoCA, Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC), MANCC, and The Prague Fringe Festival. She has stage managed at National Sawdust (NYC), The Chocolate Factory (NYC), MassMoca, Mabou Mines (NYC), The Tank (NYC) and assistant Stage-Managed Paul Winter’s Annual Winter Solstice concert at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC. She holds her MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.

Allison Kelly is a multidisciplinary performing artist and designer based in Philly. A Los Angeles transplant, Allison made her Philly Fringe debut last year with her solo piece, Spruce Street. Allison has appeared in over 15 national commercials, two of which are currently airing. She has performed at Abrons Art Center (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), Theatricum Botanicum (LA), Repertory East Playhouse (LA), The Odyssey (LA), and designed and directed shows at NYTF and The Prague Fringe Festival. She holds her MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College, and is an adult horse girl.


  • Grace GilmoreCreator/Performer
  • Allison KellyCreator/Performer

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