Kevin Asselin

Executive Artistic Director

Kevin Asselin holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Music-Theatre from Plymouth State University. Prior to assuming his current position, Kevin worked with MSIP for 13 seasons as an actor, fight director, and director. With MSIP, he has directed productions of Richard III, The Taming of the ShrewAs You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a staged reading of The Robben Island Bible. In conjunction with Intermountain Opera-Bozeman, he has directed Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, and A Little Night Music. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, his Chicago acting credits include several productions with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Defiant Theatre, Famous Door, Shakespeare on the Green, Chicago Symphony, and others. Regional credits include 10 seasons with Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Parks, Illinois Repertory Theater, Papermill Theatre, Plymouth Repertory, Struthers Library, and others. A two-time Joseph Jefferson-nominated fight director, he has been a Resident Fight Director with the American Players Theatre, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Theatre OCU at Oklahoma City University, and holds actor combatant certifications with the Fight Directors of Canada and the Society of American Fight Directors. Additionally, Kevin was an Associate Professor of Movement and Acting at Oklahoma City University and has worked as a Guest Artist with Plymouth State University, Ball State, Kenyon College, University of Notre Dame, University of Illinois, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, American Players Theatre, and Interlochen Academy.

 

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