Kres Mersky: Actress / Writer

Kres Mersky hails from Los Angeles, and lives with her husband / director Paul Gersten. As an actress, Kres has performed widely in film, theatre and television, appearing in such shows as Charlie’s Angels to The Practice. With an early and passionate interest in the life of the celebrated dancer, ISADORA DUNCAN, Kres created a one-woman set piece on Isadora’s life, which she is currently performing extensively at colleges, universities and theatres on the West Coast and in Canada. She also created another evening, AT THE CODFISH BALL; a collection of characters written and adapted from contemporary fiction. Kres’s interest in writing for the theatre grew and she has been writing nearly full time ever since. Her first full length play, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A. EINSTEIN, in which she also starred, is an off-beat comedy about a day in the life of the great scientist as seen through the eyes of his longtime “secretary/watchdog”, ELLEN. A.Einstein was produced twice here in Los Angeles; its second production at the Mark Taper Forum. Her second full length play, ALGERIAN ROMANCE was work-shopped at the Mark Taper Forum, and produced at Primary Stages in New York. Kres is currently in rehearsal with her third full length play, FLAG DAY, a comedy about an American family and their unexpected dinner guest. Her numerous one-acts are currently being performed in and around Los Angeles. She also has been a regular contributor to the new political magazine, Country Connections, writing film, theatre reviews and political commentary. Kres is also a painter and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions of her work. In addition, Kres has taught creative writing, acting and art in the Glendale Unified School district. Currently, Kres is a member of Theatre West, the Dramatist’s Guild and The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

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