Assistant Professor of Theatre / Chair of Theatre
MFA in Staging Shakespeare, University of Exeter
Kevin Anderton is an assistant professor of theatre at Shorter where he serves as the Chair of Theatre. His main activities are student recruitment, scheduling classes, balancing budgets, teaching stage combat, theatre history, theatre appreciation, acting I and III, voice for the actor and directing productions within the theatre season.
Mr. Anderton received his Bachelor’s in Theatre from Tennessee State University. Whilst studying for his undergraduate degree, he had the opportunity to studying acting at Oxford School of Drama, a premiere professional school in England. After graduation, he and his wife moved to California where he taught high school drama for five years. He received his postgraduate certification in secondary education from Whittier College. Later, he returned to England where he obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter. In addition to his studies, he has worked in different capacities with the American Negro Playwright Theatre Company, the New Globe, the Shakespeare Institute and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was the director of theatre at Jackson State Community College as well as at Lambuth University. Before arriving at Shorter, he was the visiting theatre director for Union University.
Mr. Anderton studied directing, acting and other scholarly avenues under the tutelage of Francis Imbuga, one of the foremost African playwrights as well as the preeminent Brechtian and Shakespearean scholar, editor and author, Peter Thomson. He holds professional membership with the Society of American Fight Directors, British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and the Medieval & Renaissance Drama Society.
And finally, to paraphrase Dicky Fox, Mr. Anderton loves his wife (and three wonderful kids), and he loves his life!