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Illyria Theatre Company

Farmville, VA



Lacy Klinger

Co-Founder & Artistic Director


In addition to her work with Illyria Theatre Company, Lacy is a professional actor, director, choreographer, and assistant professor. She teaches acting, voice & movement, clown, and devised theatre at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.  Lacy has acted, choreographed, and directed both regionally and nationally, including the White Horse Theatre Company (NY), Strange Sun Theatre Company (NY), John W. Engeman Theatre (NY), Mile Square Theatre Company (NJ), Lyric Repertory Company (UT), Arkansas Repertory Theatre (AR), and Maine State Music Theatre (ME), among others. She has also worked with Daily Fiber Films. She received her MFA in Acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.  Lacy has over 20 years of dance training, including but not limited to tap, jazz, musical theatre, and clogging. She taught dance for over 10 years to children and adults of all ages and her choreography has won numerous awards and received recognition at both the regional and national levels. Lacy is a member of AEA.

Chris Klinger as Mike and Lacy J. Dunn as Susan in the Lyric Repertory Company's production of Wait Until Dark. (Photography by Andrew McAllister.)

Selected acting credits include: Bubble Boy (Mrs. Livingston), Wait Until Dark (Susan), Last Train to Nibroc (May), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa Bud), Noises Off (Poppy), Tons of Money (Louise), The Elephant Man (Mrs. Kendal), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Musical of Musicals: The Musical!The Full Monty (Estelle), The King and I (Anna u/s-performed), Suddenly Last Summer (Catharine), Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz), Beauty and the Beast (Belle u/s-performed), The Taming of the Shrew (Biondello) and The Producers.

Selected choreography credits include: A Year with Frog and Toad (October 2019), From Berlin to Broadway: An Evening With Kurt Weill, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Twelfth Night, The Cover of Life, Dead Man's Cell Phone, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sweeney Todd, Evil Dead: The Musical, Seussical the Musical, and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.


Selected directing credits include: The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi, Translations, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Fisherman and His WifeThe Foreigner, The Cover of Life, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Evil Dead: The Musical, Fuddy Meers, and Sordid Lives.

(Left) Lacy J. Dunn as Rosa and Chris Klinger as Reverend Crisparkle in the Lyric Repertory Company's production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. (Photography by Andrew McAllister.) (Right) Lacy J. Dunn as May and Peter Surace as Raleigh in Illyria Theatre Company's production of Last Train to Nibroc. (Photography by Alec Hostermann.)