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WIL KILROY
Department of Theatre, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

Kilroy@usm.maine.edu; usm.maine.edu/~kilroy
Cell: 207-415-1687;Office: 207-780-5394

AEA / SAG / AFTRA


EDUCATION
M.F.A. Acting - University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1985
B.F.A. Acting, with Distinction - University of Rhode Island, 1981

bulletThe National Shakespeare Conservatory, New York
bulletThe Michael Chekhov Studio, New York
bulletHerbert Berghoff Studio, New York
bulletWeist-Barron Television/Film School, New York
bulletBob Collier's Commercial Technique, New York
bulletThe Hollywood Directors Lab, Los Angeles
bulletScreen Actors Guild Conservatory, New York and Los Angeles
bulletThe Feldenkrais Method of Movement Awareness, U.C.L.A.
bulletThe Gascon Academy of Theatrical Combat, Los Angeles
bulletMaster Classes with Gerald Freedman, Directing, Kennedy Center
bulletMaster Classes with Uta Hagen, Acting, Kennedy Center

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

1991-2007 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Associate Professor of Theatre: Acting/Directing

Productions:

bulletThe Servant of Two Masters, Chosen as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Alternate, 2007, Winner of KCACTF Award for “Creative Classical Concept”
bulletBlood Brothers
bulletThe Laramie Project, Chosen as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Competitor, 2005; Presented at USM and at the Kennedy Center regional festival in Providence, RI; Winner of the Maine Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award, 2005
bulletCompany
bulletCabaret
bulletInto the Woods
bulletThe Baltimore Waltz
bulletWest Side Story
bulletThe Boys Next Door
bulletAs Is (Grant recipient)
bulletPurple Breasts, Chosen as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Competitor, 1994; Moss Hart Award Winner, 1995; Chosen for performance in Washington, D.C. for
National Breast Cancer Coalition, 1995; Invited Performance at Oak Street Theatre, Portland, 1995
bulletPippin
bulletSummer and Smoke
bulletDance Festival
bulletA Midsummer Night's Dream, chosen as Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Competitor, 1992
bulletEverything Sprite - Original play chosen for performance at the Village Gate, N.Y.C. 1993; chosen as Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Competitor, 1992
bulletCome Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
bulletCinderella/Rumplestiltskin

1994-2007 THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV THEATRE INSTITUTE, Gorham, ME

bulletCo-director, Final presentations, including selections from The Dining Room, Spoon River Anthology, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?, You Can’t Take It With You, Little Foxes, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Grotesque Love Songs

2007 Two Lights Theatre Ensemble, Portland, ME - Purple Breasts, Maine State Tour

2005 THE CIVIC LIGHT OPERA OF THE SOUTH BAY CITIES, CA - Assistant Director to Glenn Casale

bulletInto the Woods

2002 MAINE PLAY PRODUCTIONS, Portland, ME

bulletNunsense

1993-2004 THE USM SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY FOR YOUTH
Artistic Director: Annual Student Showcase

1999-2002 RENEGADE PRODUCTIONS, Portland, ME

bulletTammy and Billy-Bob’s Wedding
bulletTammy and Billy-Bob’s Anniversary
bulletDark Night at Haven House

1993-97 SHENANIGANS THEATRE COMPANY, Ogunquit, ME

bulletTony 'N Tina's Wedding
bulletPsycho Beach Party
bulletA Girl's Guide to Chaos
bulletGraceland

1995-96 SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTER

bulletMame
bulletJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1994-95 PORTLAND PLAYERS THEATRE, ME

bulletScrooge!
bulletThe Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

1993 THE PLAYERS RING, Portsmouth, NH

bulletLucky Spot

1993 OAK STREET THEATRE, Portland, ME

bulletBlood and Ice

1989-92 THE STRAWFLOWER THEATRE, Winslow, ME

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Coordinated all aspects of production:
* Auditioned and hired actors and staff
* Assisted with promotions, set/lighting/costume designs
* Supervised local children's workshop, culminating in mainstage performances

STAGE DIRECTOR FOR:

bulletAnnie
bulletTen Nights in a Barroom
bulletThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
bulletBye-Bye Birdie
bulletNunsense
bulletYou're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
bulletLittle Shop of Horrors
bulletSnoopy!

1991 MUSIC THEATRE NORTH, NY

bulletSpirits Rise - Original musical developed through improvisation and research

1991 THE YES CABARET THEATRE, Los Angeles, CA

bulletMoonchildren

1990 THE ROSE THEATRE, Venice, CA

bulletLook Back in Anger

1989 THE COLONIAL THEATRE, Westerly, RI

bulletJourney to Endor - Premiere production, assisted writer in development of script during rehearsals

1983-85 THE ARMORY THEATRE, University of Illinois

bulletNo Exit
bulletThe Effect of Gamma-Rays on man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
bulletBirdbath
bulletHot L Baltimore

1983-85 THE SHAWNEE SUMMER THEATRE, Bloomfield, IN

bulletThe Robin Hood Caper - Opening: 25th anniversary season
bulletPeter Pan
bulletToby Tyler

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

bulletActors Equity Association
bulletScreen Actors Guild
bulletAmerican Federation of Television and Radio Artists
bulletAssociation for Theatre in Higher Education
bulletNew England Theatre Conference
bulletVoice and Speech Trainers Association
bulletAssociation of Theatre Movement Educators
bulletNational Movement Theatre Association
bulletKennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival
bulletNational Partners of American Theatre
bulletThe National Michael Chekhov Association

Teaching and Performance Resume available upon request.