Acting the Monologue/Broadening the Canon
Kevin Vavasseur is a director, actor and writer whose credits include work at Shakespeare & Company, London Shakespeare Studio, Highways Performance Space, Theater @ Boston Court, Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, H.E.R.E, Company of Angels, Los Angeles Theater Center, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, New York Fringe Festival, and Lincoln Center. An NAACP Image Award, GLAAD Media Award and LADCC Award nominee, he also reviews Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for online publication Stage and Cinema. He is on faculty for the Shakespeare & Company Actor Training Programs in Lenox, MA and has been a guest director at Kansas University and the Professional Actor Training Program at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He also has an extensive background in film and television production where his work included supporting top studio execs and Oscar-winning producers on many feature films including, Bad Boys, Air Force One and Men in Black. In 2016, he completed a Master of Arts degree at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study where designed a curriculum in theater (writing focus), gender studies and sociology. His research examines how theater can create real time, empathetic experiences for audience members that can potentially lead to more inclusive encounters outside of the performance space.