Kelley Rouse

by Dana Kester-McCabe

Kelley Rouse is known to many on Delmarva as an award winning broadcast journalist. She recently moved on from television news to pursue her own creative endeavors. Kelley continues to write, and her reputation is now growing as an actress.

Kelley teaches a course in writing for media at Salisbury University. Her media experience makes her a valuable educational resource.

Kelley tells her students about the realities of the business of broadcast news.

While she was still working in television, Kelley found that doing a one woman play was a creative activity that could fit into her schedule. She began with a show about Montana's Janette Rankin the first woman elected to congress. She currently performs a one-woman show portraying the iconic artist, Georgia O'Keeffe. The play, O'Keeffe: Sunset Of An Artist, was written by Martha Fury.

Georgia O'Keeffe is considered by many to be not only a great artist, but a feminist pioneer who made the difficult choice to place her work over having children.

Stage acting requires a certain fearlessness because it provides perhaps the most direct relationship between the artist and their audience.

Kelley has always been a story teller through acting, as well as her work as a newscaster, and as a lifelong journal keeper. She is currently working on a collection of writings.

Hosting Victorian tea parties is another of Kelley's creative outlets bringing her writing and performing together in one place.

Kelley leads book discussions at Worcester County public libraries every other month. She is available to perform O'Keeffe: Sunset Of An Artist; to host Victorian tea parties; and to do readings from her collection of writings "Moments in Life". You can contact her through

Watch the next clip to hear Kelley do a reading of her essay "A Beach Brood" or down load the PDF at
"A Beach Brood" by Kelly Rouse


Download Kelley's essay "A Beach Brood" in PDF.

Click here to see a clip of Kelley performing as Georgia O'Keeffe.

Contact Lisa Stant .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 443-783-5608 to book a performance by Kelley.

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