Tuaca Kelly is an American poet, spoken word artist, improvisational performer, event host/emcee, and singer/songwriter - most known for her unique wordplay, uncanny improvisation, unpredictable humor and ability to connect with the audience.

Spoken Word | 2023 – 2024
Unwanted Words
Framer Framed
Word Up
Pleasure Poetry Slam
Writer’s Guide to the Galaxy
American Book Center
Voices Unleashed
Tell ‘em Poetry International

"Tuaca Kelly — Tilda Swinton-y even while performing as 'the entire cast of Star Trek' — seemed comfortable portraying everything from Queen Elizabeth to an 8-year- old nerd." — BackStage West

Profile: https://tuaca.nl/poetry-spoken-word/
IG: @tuacakelly

The Los Hombres Improv Troupe, Cast Member
The Improv - Los Angeles | 2003-2004
Highways at 18th Street Art Complex | 2002
Highways at 18th Street Art Complex | 2002
Anon Improv Ensemble for Jump!
Luna Park - West Hollywood | 2000

Improv w/Nina Wise | Anne Lamont,
Peter Coyote Larkspur Theater | 1998

Spotlight Jazz and Blues Fundraiser - Amsterdam
Sappho International Women’s Festival - Lesvos
Talent Project McCallum Theatre - Palm Desert
Chick Singer Night - Brown Derby - Los Angeles
Chick Singer Night - Blue Bird Cafe’ - Nashville
Caribbean Music Fest - Grand Cayman
Rooster Radio - Grand Cayman
Olivia Cruise
San Francisco Gay Pride – Main Stage - San Francisco
Santa Barbara + Long Beach + West Hollywood Gay Pride International Gay Rodeo - California State

Training & Education Improv:
Nina Wise
Paula Shaw
Mary Squatagatza
Kay Kostopolis Amarotico of ACT / Stanford
David Parr of ACT / Stanford
Jean-Claude Van Italle
Gary Catona, (Tony Bennett, Whitney Houston)
Robert Edwards, (Pat Benatar, Christina Aguilera)
David Parr of ACT / CCSF / Stanford
Joan Marachell
Nancy Hayes


Memoir Of An Evil Stepmother, cowgirl mourner
Directed by Cherien Dabis | 2004
Final Analysis, stand-in - Uma Thurman
Directed by Phil Joanou | 1992
Memoirs of an Invisible Man, stand-in - Daryl Hannah
Directed by John Carpenter | 1992
Bay City Story, stand-in - Rachel York
Directed by Alan Smithee | 1992
The Doors, hippie background actor
Directed by Oliver Stone | 1991
Code of Honor, karate student
Philippines, Sensei Levi Ignacio
Sesame Street, animal educator/self