Theatre Department

Kyle Kennedy

Head of Actor Training
Associate Professor of Theatre


Box 43, BDA 334
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Voice: (615) 904-8468
Fax: (615) 898-5826


Kyle Kennedy is Associate Professor and Head of Acting 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.). Kyle 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. In addition to acting, Kyle is a director and studied Shakespeare with Sir Peter Hall. He 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. Professor Kennedy is a certified instructor of the Meisner Technique, earning his teacher-certification from the Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City, in 2006.