Stetson University

Kenneth McCoy

Professor of Theatre Arts

Kenneth McCoy joined the theatre arts faculty at Stetson University in 1994. Besides more than 17 years of teaching acting, directing, voice and more, he has directed more than 50 productions for the stage and acted in nearly as many roles for stage, film and television. His recent professional credits include directing "Kiss Me Kate" and "The Importance of Being Earnest," and acting the role of Benjamin Franklin in "1776," all at the Huron Playhouse, Ohio's longest-running summer theatre. He has appeared as an actor in several films, including EyeonU Films' award-winning short "Persistence." For the past several years, he has performed recorded voices for characters at Arabian Nights dinner attraction in Orlando. He speaks Spanish, and occasionally writes and records incidental music for theatre productions.

Education

  • Ph.D., theatre, Bowling Green State University
  • M.F.A., theater, Southern Illinois University
  • B.A., theatre, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Course Topics

  • Principles of Acting
  • Voice and Diction
  • Principles of Directing
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Acting Comedy
  • Mask and Movement
  • Advanced Directing

Research Interests

  • Latin American and Native American theatre
  • Amateur (ham) radio
  • Digital and film photography
  • Acting for theatre and film
  • Directing for the theatre

Publications

  • A Brief Guide to Internet Resources in Theatre and Performance Studies. This page, created in 1993 and updated annually, is the longest continually running annotated guide in its area on the Internet.
  • Production photos, in: Schmitt, Julia. "Tenth Century Drama in the Twenty-first Century: Staging Hrotsvit of Gandersheim at Stetson University (2005)." Quidditas: On-Line Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association.(http://humanities.byu.edu/rmmra/)
  • "A Week at the Races: ATV Serves the Public Interest at Daytona." QST: devoted entirely to Amateur Radio. November 2005.
  • Encyclopedia Entry: "Lend Me A Tenor." MasterPlots II: Drama. Salem Press, 2003.
  • Contributed 20 encyclopedia biographies representing Puerto Rico in "Who's Who in the Contemporary World Theatre". Ed. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, Routledge Publ., 2000.
  • "Liberating the Latin American Audience: The Conscientização of Enrique Buenaventura and Augusto Boal." Theatre InSight 6.2 (Summer 1995).

Ken McCoy

Faculty Expert

  • Acting for theatre and film
  • Directing for the theatre

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