Polly Sommerfeld

  • Lecturer in Theatre

Polly Sommerfeld


Office Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30am-11:00am or by appointment

Polly Ku’ulei Sommerfeld is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA and holds degrees from Oklahoma State Univ (B.S.) and the Univ of Hawaii (M.F.A). She was a resident company member with Honolulu Theatre for Youth for 13 seasons. While in Hawai’i, acting roles included Jocasta from Oedipus Rex (HTY), Mary Shelley from Bloody Poetry (SatCo), and Ka’iulani from Ka’iulani (Kumu Kahua Theatre) as well as commercial and tv film work. After relocating to the mainland, she performed with 7 Stages Theatre, Arena Stage, Center Stage, NY Theatre Institute and the Fulton Opera House. She has performed locally at the Garfield Center for the Arts and Church Hill Theatre. For the Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance, she has performed Hecuba (Troy Women), Mme Ranyevskaya (The Cherry Orchard), and Linda Loman (Death of a Salesman). 


All Blues   Sleight 7 Stages Theatre
A Streetcar Named Desire  Flower Seller/Stella US    Arena Stage
China Doll (staged reading)  Anna Mae Wong  Arena Stage
Lancaster Speaks     Cambodia Fulton Opera House
Dragonwings  Mother/Miss Whitlaw    NY Theatre Institute
Great Expectations   Biddy/Clara        Fulton Opera House
A Thousand Cranes   ObaChan/Mother     Fulton Opera House
Romeo and Juliet Lady Capulet Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Oedipus Rex Jocasta Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Puss in Boots  Puss Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Ka’iulani  Ka’iulani Kumu Kahua Theatre 
The Conversion Hannah Kumu Kahua Theatre 
Bloody Poetry Mary Shelley Starving Artists Theatre Co. 
Getting Out Arlene Starving Artists Theatre Co. 
Kiss of the Spiderwoman Marta Starving Artists Theatre Co.