Kevin Brown, PhD
Ph.D. in Theatre, University of Colorado
M.A. in Theatre, University of Colorado
B.A. in Anthropology, University of California at San Diego
Kevin has worked with numerous professional theatres, including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Boulder Conservatory Theatre, the University Events Office at the University of California at San Diego, The Guild Theatre at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Boulder Avant Garde, and the Boulder Acting Group. Since coming to MU in 2009, he has directed many shows, including Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, True West by Sam Shepard, the world premiere of The Orphan Sea by Caridad Svich, and more.
Dr. Brown’s research interests include the performance of gender, ethnicity, and class, and the intersection of digital media and performance. Brown teaches classes in Theory and Criticism, Theatre History, Script Analysis, Classical Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Performance Studies, Digital Media and Performance, and Performance Ethnography. Brown has published work in Performance Research, Theatre Journal, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Popular Music Studies, Popular Entertainment Studies, Journal of Religion and Theatre, and Puppetry International. His book, Karaoke Idols: Popular Music and the Performance of Identity, is available from Intellect / University of Chicago Press.