Ken has been a passionate teaching artist for over ten years. Whether it is private coaching, leading workshops, or a faculty member at various academic institutions, he provides a safe environment for artists to risk and encourages each and every person to develop their own unique artistic expression.
He has taught workshops in Acting, Auditioning, Design, Professional Development, Collaboration and Devising at Pacific University, Gonzaga University, Pace University, Baruch College, University of Pikeville, Interplayers Theatre, and at the Actors Studio Drama School Drama School. In the fall of 2015, Ken joined the MFA Acting and Directing faculty at the Actors Studio Drama School, and continues to teach there today.
At the Actors Studio Drama School, he has mentored over fifteen thesis productions in the Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season including Funnyhouse of a Negro by Adrienne Kennedy, The Slave by LeRoi Jones, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, Two Rooms by Lee Blessing, Savage in Limbo by John Patrick Shanley, On Tidy Endings by Harvey Fierstein, The Seventeenth of June by Edward Allan Baker, Trifles by Susan Glaspell, Lady of Fadima by Edward Allan Baker, and The Author's Voice by Richard Greenberg. He has also mentored the world premieres of multiple new plays including Black Sheep by Julia Maldonado, Adios Fjord by Anel Carmona, Ivy Walls by Karen Cecilia and Intuitively by Aaron Nussdorf.
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MFA Directing and Acting faculty
As a member of the MFA Directing and Acting Faculty at the Actors Studio Drama School, Ken works with actors, directors and playwrights to develop their work in a laboratory setting, focusing on design, dramaturgy, script analysis, and collaboration among all disciplines. He works closely with the actors to create fully-realized characters following the Actors Studio tradition. This year he mentors five productions that will open in the 2017 Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season.
Director of Professional Development
As the Director of Professional Development, Ken curates monthly Professional Symposiums to further the MFA Acting, Directing and Playwriting students' career. Past guests for these symposiums include Bradley Cooper, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Lonny Price and Lucy Thurber.
Ken offers Private Coaching to actors for both on-camera and theater auditions.