Kyle Kennedy

Professor

Kyle  Kennedy
Room 334, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building (BDA)
MTSU Box 43, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin (1993)
  • B.S., Texas A & M University, College Station, TX (1987)
  • A.A., Wharton County Junior College, TX (1984)

Biography

Kyle Kennedy is Professor and Head of Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, after which he worked extensively as an actor Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. Notable Off-Broadway and other New York credits include Murder at Minsing Manor...(originated the role of Father Pat, Ridiculous Theatre Company), Broken Pieces (La MaMa), Romeo and Juliet, The Foreigner, Peter an...

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Kyle Kennedy is Professor and Head of Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, after which he worked extensively as an actor Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. Notable Off-Broadway and other New York credits include Murder at Minsing Manor...(originated the role of Father Pat, Ridiculous Theatre Company), Broken Pieces (La MaMa), Romeo and Juliet, The Foreigner, Peter and the Wolf (Little Orchestra Society), Catfish, Guns, and Corndogs..., and Tis' Pity She's a Whore. Regional credits include A History of the American Film and The Revenger's Tragedy (Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Midsummer's Night Dream and The Front Page (Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL.), Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota FL.), Jobsite Theatre Company (Tampa, FL.), Creede Repertory Theatre (Creed, CO.), and Live Oak Theatre (Austin, TX.).  He is a frequent actor at Cortland Repertory Theatre in Upstate New York, where among other roles, he has played Morgan in The Drawer Boy, Lord Queensbury (et al) in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and Lt. Col. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men. Professor Kennedy studied Shakespeare with Sir Peter Hall, and Shakespeare & Company. He is a specialist in Meisner Technique, and completed an intensive teacher training program at the Neighborhood Playhouse in 2006. Professor Kennedy is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is an eligible member of Actors' Equity Association. He is also an active member in the Tennessee Theatre Association and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

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