Kevin Poole (T'98)
Winter 2009 - Kevin Poole (T'98) played Constantine in Chuck Mee's Big Love with the Aluminous Collective (an ensemble of Naropa University MFA alumni) in Denver in November. The production and ensemble received a Denver Ovation Award for "Best Comedy" and "Best Debut on a Denver Stage" by Westword Magazine. The production team has created its own theater company called Band of Toughs (www.bandoftoughs.com) and is producing an adaptation of Pierre Marivaux's La Double Inconstancy through the lens of Hollywood movie musicals with a workshop showing in June and a full production in November.
Summer 2009 - Poole played Constantine in the Rocky Mountain regional premiere of Charles Mee's Big Love in Denver with the Aluminous Collective. Aluminous is a local collective of alumni from the Naropa University MFA program in Theater: Contemporary Performance. Kevin is also developing a new hip-hop theater piece and a play based on the life of a Latvian immigrant.
Spring 2009 - Poole played the role of Samuel in Handler at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado in January. He is currently working on a workshop of Chuck Mee’s Big Love which will be showing in May with the Naropa MFA alumni collective he co-founded
Summer 2008 - Poole toured his 2-man show Hello Penis: a man-ifesto to Durham in October and to Seattle in March, thanks to assistance from the Duke Theater Studies Department and Manbites Dog Theater Company. After presenting papers the previous two years, he will be working behind the scenes at the upcoming 2008 ATHE Conference in Denver where he now lives with his beautiful wife, Agnieszka McCort.
Winter 2008 - Poole is taking his show, Hello Penis: A Man-ifesto, to Seattle in March.
Summer 2007 - Poole recently graduated with an MFA from Naropa University in Theater: Contemporary Performance. He will be performing his thesis project, Hello Penis: A Man-ifesto, with his colleague Joe Baker at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham in conjunction with the Theater Studies Department in October.
Winter 2007 - Poole worked with an ensemble this past summer on an improvisational performance form based in dharma art called The Red Square at The Boulder International Fringe Festival. He is currently working on two new works, one on masculinity and the other on The Coral Castle, as well as a workshop of Tennessee Williams' Camino Real. Kevin will be completing his MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in May.