Jeremy Kisling has taught, directed and performed for young people in Iowa, Texas, Washington and Kentucky and is the Associate Artistic Director in Charge of Education at Lexington Children’s Theatre. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and his M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth from the University of Texas at Austin. At LCT, Jeremy directs three or four productions per year, as well as intensively assists in the development of new works. Jeremy is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Kentucky.
He’s authored stage versions of Why Mosquitoes Buzz, Anansi the Spider and most recently The Princess Who Lost Her Hair published by Dramatic Publishing. Currently, he serves as the Communication Director for the American Alliance in Theatre Education and State Representative to Southeastern Theatre Conference. Jeremy also sits on the Young Playwrights for Change National Middle School Playwriting Competition.
“I believe that theatre has the power to evoke the necessary discussions to make us better people.”
Potential Residency Project
Let’s make our own play!
Using folk or fairy tales students will create their own unique version of a popular tale. We will incorporate music, movement, masks or puppets to bring our story to life. Students will review story structure, develop engaging characters and learn about the process of mounting a production. This residency is designed for student in kindergarten through third grade.
This residency works with historical archives to create short theatrical vignettes about the development of your community and its history. We will look at the challenges, growth and development of how your community came to be where it is today. This residency is designed for students in third through sixth grade. In the Lexington area, this residency could be two to four weeks.
What are the challenges facing our community? Students will research and interview individuals to create a dialogue regarding how to make their community stronger. Students may use digital storytelling, creative drama work, movement or writing to raise issues that are important to them and the communities in which they reside. This residency works best for students in seventh to tenth grade. In the Lexington area this residency could be three to five weeks with meetings two to three times a week.