Kalean Ung

Guest solo performer & playwright, Letters from Home, Fall 2018

Kalean is an award-winning actress, singer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. She has performed at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The Actors’ Gang, and The Getty Villa, among others. She has worked with critically acclaimed theatre companies such as Critical Mass Performance Group, Independent Shakespeare Company, Four Larks Theatre, and CalArts Center for New Performance.

Her recent acting LA credits include: Measure for Measure (Isabella), The Snow Geese (Viktorya), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), The Tempest (Ariel), Richard III (Margaret), Othello (Desdemona), Paul Sand Presents: Kurt Weill at the Cuddlefish Hotel at the Actors’ Gang, Pericles (Marina), The Temptation of St. Antony (Queen Sheba) with Four Larks Theatre (Ovation Award Winner), Purple Electric Play! (The Vital Organ), Twelfth Night (Viola), Prometheus Bound (Chorus), and the title role of Alcestis. Other LA favorites include Camino Real (Esmeralda) and Jomama Jones: Radiate! (Sweet Peach). Recent opera roles include Galileo (Andrea), Both Eyes Open (Catherine), Light and Power (Tesla), The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth (Witch), Fairy Queen (Hermia), The Magic Flute (Second Lady), Winter’s Tale/Moth (Bird), and Dice Thrown, a chance-operations opera by John King at CalArts.

Letters from Home is Kalean’s first solo show. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from California Institute of the Arts, and her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Kalean is a faculty member at CalArts, teaching voice. She has also taught at CSUN, CalState LA, and NYFA.