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Kevin Asselin

Executive Artistic Director/Director – Hamlet

Kevin (MSIP Executive Artistic Director/Director) 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. For MSIP he has directed productions of Cymbeline, Henry IV, Part I, Othello, Macbeth, Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Death of a Salesman, Noises Off, A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, and My Fair Lady. A proud member of Actor’s Equity, his Chicago acting credits include several productions with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers Theatre, Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, 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 Theater, 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 at Plymouth State University, Ball State, Kenyon College, University of Notre Dame, University of Illinois, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, American Players Theatre, University of Idaho, and Interlochen Academy.

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