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Kres Mersky hails from Los Angeles

and lives with her husband

and director Paul Gersten.

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“Pure poetry..An exceptional performance."

-LA Times

As an actress, Kres has performed widely in film, theatre and television. Appearing in such shows as Charlie's Angels, Taxi and Murder She Wrote. With an early and passionate interest in Isadora Duncan, Kres created a one-woman set piece on Isadora's life, which she is currently performing extensively at colleges, universities and theaters on the West Coast and Canada. 

She also created another evening, At the Codfish Ball: A collection of characters written and adapted from contemporary fiction. Kres' interest in writing for the theatre grew and she has seen writing nearly full time ever since. Her fist full length play, The Life and Times of A. Einstein was produced twice in Los Angeles: it's second production was with the Mark Taper Forum. 

Kres currently tours with this production as well. Her second full length play, Algerian Romance was work-shopped at the Mark Taper Forum, and produced at Primary Stages in New York. Kres has been nominated by the Mark Taper Forum for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize in playwriting. Kres is currently in rehearsal with her third full-length play Flag Day. her numerous one-acts are currently being performed in and around Los Angeles. She also been a regular contributor to the political magazine, Country Connections, writing film, theatre reviews and political commentary. Kres is a also a painter and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions of her work. 

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