• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Production Credits
Ken Hill Portrait

Kenneth Hill

Professor of Theatre, Acting Chair of Music Department

[email protected]
Office: Rodman 133

Basic Information


  • M.F.A., Trinity University
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Children’s Theatre
  • Acting II – Auditioning
  • Acting Lab
  • Production Lab
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Teaching of Theatre
  • History of Theatrical Styles
  • Directing

Awards & Honors

  • Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award 2008
  • Kennedy Center ACTF Certificate of Merit for scene design, 2001
  • Severy Teaching Award, Ripon College, 2000
  • Curriculum Development Grant for Children’s Theatre, 2000
  • Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education award for “Outstanding Leadership in the Advancement of Theatre Education in Wisconsin,” 1997


  • Presented Shakespeare Unplugged: Working with Sound and Verse to Aid in Student Cognition, Memory and Performance at the Worlds Together conference September 2012 in London, a joint project of the Tate Modern Museum, The Royal Shakespeare Company, British Museum and National Theatre.
  • Presented The Book, the Staff, and the Spell: Unleashing the Power of Shakespeare’s Verse by Understanding the Connections in an Actor’s Brain at the ACM London Program
  • Published “Wisconsin State Standards for Theatre Education,” 1998
  • Video: “From the Stage to the Classroom,” 1997

Areas of Interest

  • Actor training
  • Theatre teacher training
  • Children’s theatre
  • Design
  • Voice
  • Direction

Production/Performance Credits

  • Guest director, St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre, 2002
  • “Story Theatre,” director, 2002
  • “The Bakkhai,” scenery and property designer/technical director, 2001
  • “Escape from Happiness,” scenery and costume/technical director, 2001
  • “As You Like It,” director, costume and properties director, 2000
  • “The Crucible,” director, costume designer, 1999
  • “School for Scandal,” scenery and property designer/technical director, 1999
  • Founder/artistic director, Ripon Summer Players, 1996-2002