Associate Professor & Chair
Visual and Performing Arts
Kathleen 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: New York, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Laramie Project, The Exonerated, Lysistrata, Lend Me a Tenor, Dracula, Urinetown, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Moon Over Buffalo, Our Town, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, True West, andTartuffe.
Dr. Sills is an active respondent and serves on the 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.