Isabell Monk O’Connor

Isabell Monk O’Connor

Isabell Monk O’Connor has been involved in volunteer work as an acting coach, reader writing artist, and mentor in dozens of Minneapolis/St. Paul schools and volunteer literacy organizations for a decade. She currently holds Storytelling residencies in associations with the Children’s Theater Company.

Guthrie Theatre

Mainstage: A Christmas CarolThe Darker Face of the EarthJulius CaesarYou Can’t Take It With YouA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Cherry OrchardKing LearThe Broken JugDream on Monkey MountainA Woman of No ImportanceNaga MandalaThe Triumph of Love, The Greek Plays, Death of a SalesmanMarat/SadeUncle Vanya, The History Plays, The Screens; Guthrie Lab: Nickel and DimedTop GirlsWintertimeIn the BloodMr. Peters’ ConnectionsBlack No MoreK: Impressions of The Trial by Franz Kafka (15 Guthrie Seasons, 1989-2003)

Additional Theater

Broadway: Execution of JusticeThe Gospel at Colonus; Mabou Mines: The Warrior AntKing Lear (as Gloucester); The New York Shakespeare Festival; Arena Stage; American Repertory Theatre; The Kennedy Center; Actors Theatre of Louisville; European tour: The Gospel at Colonus; Carnegie Hall; Mixed Blood Theatre: Cut Flowers; The Children’s Theatre Company: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings


Intolerable CrueltySugar and SpiceBlack KnightEquinoxGrumpy Old MenFamily BusinessThe World According to GarpUntamed HeartRosewood; made-for-television movies: Calamity JaneThings That MatterTaking a Stand; “Family Ties,” “Benson,” “The Equalizer”


Hope and Family, Ms Monk’s picture books for children published by Carolrhoda Books; “Creative Storytelling,” public school residency programs.


McKnight Fellow, Fox Fellow, Obie Award, Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Drama Desk Award, Parent’s Choice Honoree for FamilyMpls/St. Paul Magazine’s Best of 2003


Neighborhood Bridge at The Children’s Theatre Company; Book Buddies at the Guthrie


Towson State University; Yale School of Drama

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