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Visual & Performing Arts

Kathleen Sills

Associate Professor

Visual and Performing Arts

Degree(s)

Ph.D., Tufts University

Teaching

Theatre

Professional Experience

Dr. Kathleen Sills holds an undergraduate degree in theatre from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from Tufts University. She is a founding member of the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and works in the Boston area as a freelance director and actor. At Merrimack College, Sills has directed many productions such as:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Laramie Project, Lysistrata, Lend Me a Tenor, Dracula, Urinetown, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, True West, Tartuffe  and Creature.

Dr. Sills is an active respondent and serves as Chair of Directing Team for Region 1 of the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival. Sills’ scholarship focuses on mid-twentieth century actor training and she is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov method. Sills is a company member of True Story Theatre, a playback theatre company based in Arlington, MA.

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Contact

978-837-3439
sillsk@merrimack.edu

Office

Cushing Hall Room 205A