Mechelle Moe is a founding member of The Hypocrites, and works as an actor, director and teaching artist. She has been featured at TimeLine (The Children’s Hour, Not Enough Air, Paradise Lost), The Hypocrites
(The Bald Soprano, Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie, etc), Court (What the Butler Saw). She has also worked with Griffin, Lifeline, A Red Orchid, Steppenwolf, Writers, among others.
Mechelle was awarded a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Principal Actress and After Dark Award for her performance as the Young Woman in Sophie Treadwell's Machinal.
Nice things people have said about Mechelle:
"And it should place actress Mechelle Moe–who carries the weight of the play, and whose performance is an altogether haunting piece of work–in the brightest of spotlights...Moe, a petite woman with a face that is alternately tensely angular and innocently sweet– and body language that seems capable of shifting on a dime–who will mesmerize you. This is a performance that seamlessly blends high stylization with nerve-deep realism." Sun-Times Review, Machinal
"Mechelle Moe, who plays the lead role of Karen is quite spectacular here, offering a performance of riveting emotional energy. Even when taking her bow, she still seemed lost in its pain." Chicago Tribune Review, The Children's Hour
Chicago Tribune's Top 10 performances 2007: Mechelle Moe in "What the Butler Saw" at the Court Theatre. This long-time off-Loop actress seized her moment at the Court Theatre and came up with blistering comic performance as the sexual foil in Joe Orton’s fiendishly tricky farce. Lurching from physical comedy to absurdist chatter to credible pain, Moe made all of them glow.
When not on stage or teaching, Mechelle is probably off traveling somewhere in the world. She's ridden 3,000 miles through Europe, ziplined through the treetop jungles of Costa Rica, and rode an bamboo raft down a river in Thailand. She's been to 45 states and over 15 countries, and has never met a beach she didn't like.