My name is Kelley Van Dilla and I am a non-binary theatre and film director originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Currently based in Charlottesville, VA, I also work in New York City, Santa Fe (NM), Japan, Berlin, and Greece.
My passion is creating self-reflective work that examines how gender identity and sexuality collide within myself and how that manifests in my gender expression in every-day life.
I'm currently editing my feature film debut, Poughkeepsie is for Lovers, which I directed, co-DP'd, and produced in August 2018. I premiered my autobiographical short films, B3d 0f R0s3s and LET GO, MOTHER, at Cucalorus film festival in Wilmington, NC.
Other projects include HIGH MAINTENANCE with HBO, Steven Soderbergh's THE KNICK with Cinemax, and theatrical productions of HAMLET, RED, THE PILLOWMAN and THREE SISTERS. I am a frequent collaborator with Chekhov at Lake Lucille.
I love painting, photography, and travel, and in 2014, I walked the 1,200km O Henro Buddhist Pilgrimage to 88 Temples on the island, Shikoku, in Japan.
I use they/them/their pronouns.