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.
Mainstage: A Christmas Carol, The Darker Face of the Earth, Julius Caesar, You Can’t Take It With You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cherry Orchard, King Lear, The Broken Jug, Dream on Monkey Mountain, A Woman of No Importance, Naga Mandala, The Triumph of Love, The Greek Plays, Death of a Salesman, Marat/Sade, Uncle Vanya, The History Plays, The Screens; Guthrie Lab: Nickel and Dimed, Top Girls, Wintertime, In the Blood, Mr. Peters’ Connections, Black No More, K: Impressions of The Trial by Franz Kafka (15 Guthrie Seasons, 1989-2003)
Broadway: Execution of Justice, The Gospel at Colonus; Mabou Mines: The Warrior Ant, King 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 Cruelty, Sugar and Spice, Black Knight, Equinox, Grumpy Old Men, Family Business, The World According to Garp, Untamed Heart, Rosewood; made-for-television movies: Calamity Jane, Things That Matter, Taking 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 Family, Mpls/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