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Kevin Vavasseur

Kevin Vavasseur is a theater artist whose credits include work at Highways Performance Space, Theater @ Boston Court, Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, H.E.R.E, Company of Angels, Los Angeles Theater Center, Sacred Fools, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, London Shakespeare Studio and Lincoln Center. An NAACP Image, GLAAD Media and Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award nominee for acting, he is a Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab alum and a Stage Directors and Choreographers Union associate member. He has done the Shakespeare & Company Winter Intensive as both a participant and teacher trainee and was a participant in the 2014 Shakespeare & Company 13-week Conservatory, where he played “Friar Laurence” in the Conservatory production of “Romeo and Juliet”. He once had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom “A Different World” and played a pirate in Steven Spielberg’s children’s classic, “Hook”. He has also worked in film and television production having been a First Assistant Director in music videos, shooting top musical acts including, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, The Whispers, Troop and Stevie Wonder. He’s also worked as Creative Assistant to the President Worldwide Production, as well as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman, at Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he worked on many feature films including, Men in BlackAir Force One, Bad Boys, Memoirs of a Geisha and The Cable Guy. In September 2016, Kevin completed a Master of Arts degree at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he self-designed his curriculum which combined theater, gender studies and sociology. His research examines how live theater can provide an experience of empathy for audience members, which may be taken outside of the performing space to contribute to a more inclusive society. www.KevinVavasseur.com, www.KevinNotes.org

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