Kathleen Perkins

Actress, Associate Professor, Columbia College

Presenting: Scene Studies, Shakespeare’s Verse, Text Analysis. Dialects and Accents and Dialect Creation and Analysis

Kathleen holds an M. F. A. from the University of Minnesota, and was a Professional Theater Program Fellow at the University of Michigan. A freelance actress and director, Kathleen has acted on diverse stages throughout the U.S. and Canada.

She is a member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA, and has appeared in several TV and theatrical films including Judgment Night and the Coen brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy. A 1999-2000, Carnegie Foundation Scholar (the first in theater), Kathleen is deeply involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) movement. She has presented papers at national and international SOTL conferences and served as a mentor at the National CASTL Institute and the International Institute for SOTL Scholars and Mentors (IISSAM) for the last ten years. She teaches Text Analysis and various levels of acting classes, coordinates the BFA and Assessment programs, and directs. Her most recent production was George Bernard Shaw”s Heartbreak House for the Main Stage season.