Guest Artist for the 2019-2020 Year
In addition to the diverse talents and expertise of our faculty and staff, the Department of Theater and Dance augments the educational experience with an exciting array of professional guest artists.
Kevin Free– Director of Fall Play
Wendy and the Neckbeards by Kari Bentley-Quinn
Kevin R. Free is a multidisciplinary artist whose work as a storyteller has been showcased many places, including Target Margin (2018), the Where Project (2015), QED: A Place for Storytelling (2014); on the Moth Mainstage (“Heart of Darkness,” 2012), Dana Rossi’s The Soundtrack Series, Kathleen Warnock’s Drunken! Careening! Writers! (2012).
As a director, Kevin is in rehearsal now for Pipeline at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken. Earlier in 2019, he directed 8 world premiere plays for season 10 of The Fire This Time Festival; Topdog/Underdog at The University of Arkansas; The Last Five Years at Portland Stage; GLORY! at Dixon Place, and the World Premiere of Amy R. Berryman’s WINNER, which was a Finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival. Other significant credits: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at Portland Stage; Renita Martin’s Blue Fire on the Water at The Fresh Fruit Festival; Okello Kelo Sam’s Forged in Fire at City Tech Theatreworks; 30 Plays in 60 Minutes as a guest director at Bloomsburg University, and 4 works by Nathan Yungerberg at the Bed-Stuy Playwright Series. He directed Adrienne Dawes’s brilliant Am I White at Blackboard Plays Reading Series, Tracey Conyer Lee’s Poor Posturing and The First Time for The Fire This Time Festival, and Michelle T. Johnson’s Wiccans in the ‘hood for the Midwinter Madness Festival. Passionate about the solo show format, he also developed and directed Elizabeth Stewart’s Racist is My Middle Name for the Estrogenius Festival (2010), and Tracey Conyer Lee’s Standing Up: Bathroom Talk and Other Stuff We Learn From Dad (FringeNYC 2010). Mr. Free has also directed several productions performed or written by young people, including several plays in Writopia Lab’s Bestival of New Plays, The Wiz, The Robber Bridegroom, Godspell, Barnum, The Big Bad Musical, Dear Edwina, A Year with Frog and Toad and Starlight Express.
Previous Guest Artists
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