Kevin Christopher Fox, SDC AEA
Kevin is a director and actor based in Chicago. He graduated with a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University, in 1995 and has been acting professionally since. In 2005 he co-produced, sound-designed and directed his first show, Buicks by Julian Sheppard. This was followed by successful productions with TimeLine (Shaw’s Widowers’ Houses), The Gift Theatre Company (Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot) and Mary-Arrchie (Shanley’s Beggars in the House of Plenty). Since then he has been “going both ways” continuing to act and direct. In 2009 he began a relationship with TheatreSquared, an Equity company in Fayetteville, Arkansas, under the artistic direction of Robert Ford, an acclaimed playwright. He began there acting in Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, and went on to direct several development workshops, including workshops and the subsequent world premiere production of Sundown Town by Kevin Cohea, a play with music featuring 3 Penny Acre, followed by Ford’s Fall of the House and the world premiere of The Spiritualist. He also loves Shaw; he’s acted in numerous Shaw plays, including Heartbreak House (Writers’ Theatre) and Getting Married, The Philanderer and Widowers’ Houses with ShawChicago, where he recently directed Androcles and the Lion, and once-more, with feeling, Widowers’ Houses. For Oak Park Festival he directed Pinter’s Betrayal and an acclaimed sold-out run of Arms and the Man, which played in Pleasant Home, a late 19th Century mansion in Oak Park. His production of St. Crispin’s Day, by Matt Pepper, a Chicago premeire, received a Jeff nomination for Best Production (Strawdog). He most recently directed O’Neill’s Hughie for Seanachai Theatre in Chicago and Ayckbourn’s Living Together for The Theatre School at DePaul University and was a guest artist in residence at The William Inge Theatre Festival and Center for the Arts. Now playing is his current Jeff-Recommended production with Seanachai Theatre, the US Premiere of Billy Roche’s Lay Me Down Softly. He is preparing to direct the world premiere of The Gun Show by EM Lewis for 16th Street Theater in Berwyn. He is a proud member of SDC (Society for Directors and Choreographers) and AEA (Actors Equity Association).