Adrienne Kress is an actor and author residing in Toronto, Canada (who spent her summers and holidays growing up in Meaford). She has an honours BA in theatre from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of LAMDA's post-graduate classical acting programme in the UK. Some of her recent roles include Connie in Come Blow Your Horn (Classic Theatre Festival) First Lady in A Masked Ball (Canadian Opera Company), Ellie Powers/Lady Duel of Ages(Next Stage Festival), and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Third Witch/Gentlewoman in Macbeth, both with the Tempest Theatre Group. Choice roles while in the UK: Solveig in Peer Gynt (Dale Teater Kompani), Chatillon in King John (The Space), and Dusty in Beauty and the Beast (Chaplins Entertainment). Her television and film credits include the horror flicks The Devil’s Mile (Grover’s Mill) and Wolves (directed by David Hayter), and the television shows American Gods (Starz) and Lost Girl (SyFy).
She also wrote, produced and directed A Weekend in the Country for both the Summerworks Festival in Toronto, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Adrienne Kress is also the author of the award winning and internationally published children’s novels Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate (Scholastic). Published around the world, Alex won the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Red Cedar. The sequel, Timothy, was shortlisted for the Audie, Red Cedar and Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards, and was optioned for film. She has also published two YA novels: Outcast (Diversion Books), her quirky paranormal romance, and the Steampunk adventure The Friday Society (Penguin), released to a starred review from Quill and Quire and shortlisted for The Quill Awards.
April 2016 saw the release of Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X., an exciting collaboration with NY Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (set in the same world as his Looking Glass Wars YA books). And next year she releases the first book in her new Middle Grade series: The Explorers Club (Delacorte, Random House) which was also recently optioned by Disney.
Her website www.adriennekress.com