Assistant Professor of Theatre
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext. 276
Education: M.F.A. Baylor University; M.S. Texas A&M – Commerce; B.S. Texas A&M – Commerce
Beginning in community theatre at the age of seventeen, I have over twenty-five years of theatre experience ranging from amateur and collegiate to professional productions. I have acted in over forty shows and helped construct sets for half of them. Prior to joining the Lincoln College family, I earned my Masters of Fine Arts in Directing at Baylor University where I directed Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead for my thesis project. My most recent professional involvement has been with Horton by the Stream at Elka Park, New York. I have also been associated with two acclaimed Dallas, Texas theatre companies, Beardsley Living Theatre and Theatre Quorum. I hope to be a teacher who challenges, inspires and enhances my students’ educational, artistic and personal growth.
Family: Erica (Wife), Fintan (cat)
Kenneth Z. Kendall
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Division Chair for Fine Arts and Humanities
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext. 283
Education: M.F.A. Acting, Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University, B.A. Theatre Arts, Weber State University
Mr. Kendall has been involved with theatre for over 20 years, and continues to be insanely passionate about this ancient art form. As a performer, Mr. Kendall has trained and performed around the world. He was an actor for 5 years in Chicago, and worked with such notable companies as the Goodman Theatre, Noble Fool Theatricals, Madison Repertory, StageLeft, Teatro Vista, Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, and A Crew of Patches Theatre Company. As a teacher, Mr. Kendall is interested in the Greeks, accessible Shakespeare, the Michael Chekhov Technique, Stage Combat, and the power of theatre in modern culture. Before coming to Lincoln in 2010, Mr. Kendall was the Director of Theatre at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO.
Family: Stephanie (wife), Dixie & Bailey (dogs), Mickey, Button, Zoe, Petra (cockatiels)