Kevin Browne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theatre, Academic Director
Kevin Thomas Browne has nearly 30 years experience in both the professional and academic worlds as a performing artist and a theatre director and teacher. He has performed in film and television, off-off Broadway, professional tours, summer stock, and in academic theatres. His experience includes teaching and directing professional and community actors as well as university theatre students. In his current position his focus is directing main stage productions and teaching directing, play analysis, acting and directing for the camera, improvisational theatre, and theatre history. His UCA productions include The Learned Ladies, Stop Kiss, Hamlet, The Piano Lesson, You Can’t Take it With You, All My Sons, and The Flaky Biscuit Convention Improvisational Theatre. His experience and philosophy on improvisation is included in a new acting book edited by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Lenney; and he has published his own book on Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He is a member of AEA, SAG, SSDC, and ATHE. He is married to Ruthann Curry-Browne, also a theatre director, performer, and instructor. They have two children, Annie and Mickey. In his spare time he mows the lawn.