Intro to Theatre
Kevin received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, with an emphasis in Arts Education, from Claremont Graduate University; an MFA degree in Dance Choreography from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WAC/D); and a BFA degree in Theatre Arts from Hofstra University. As the Director of the UCLA Visual and Performing Arts Education (VAPAE) Program in the School of the Arts and Architecture, Kevin oversees VAPAE’s arts education coursework, designs community arts and arts enrichment programming, facilitates teacher professional development, and supervises public and special events.
Originally from the working-class suburbs of Philadelphia, and the first in his family to attend college and pursue the arts professionally, Kevin has dedicated himself to using the arts and arts education as a tool for individual and social transformation. As an actor, Kevin portrayed the role of Claude in the European tour of Hair, John Wayne in Making a Disaster at Highways Performance Space, was a featured performer in Flashpoint: Stonewall at the Alex Theater (LA) and Carnegie Hall (NYC), and appeared in several roles in regional and touring companies of A Chorus Line; in addition, he took on featured roles in the film Crazy/ Beautiful and the television program ER, among others. Kevin was also the co-screenwriter for the film Northern Lights, starring Diane Keaton, based on a one person show that he co-wrote and directed.
Kevin holds a CA Clear teaching credential in English Language Arts and taught theatre arts and dance for eight years at John Marshall High School, where he founded the Theatre Workshop Program and developed methodologies for creating original dance theatre and devised theatre productions. Over the past two decades, Kevin has conceived, created, and presented approximately 25 full-length devised and dance theatre productions that have explored a range of socially relevant themes and topics.