Education: Master of Fine Arts, Theatre Directing
The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art
Trinity College Dublin
Master of Arts, Creative Writing (Playwriting)
City, University of London
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography
Minors: History of Art, English
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Professional Memberships: Irish EQUITY Theatre Communications Group (US), Individual Member UK Theatre Association (UK), Professional Plus Member Independent Theatre Council (UK), Member Writers Guild of Great Britain (UK), Candidate Project Management Institute, Member Advertising Photographers of America (USA), Leader/Member International Screenwriters Association (USA), Lifetime Member
(former) Professional Photographer of America (USA), Member
(former) American Society of Media Professionals (USA), Professional
Kevin Michael Reed is a theatre director and designer, from New York City living in Dublin, Ireland, exploring the intersection of art and technology in performance. His production credits in theatre include producer, director, playwright, dramaturg and Lighting & AV designer. He was a dancer and performer into early adulthood; for 15 years, he ran an award-winning fashion photography and motion capture studio in New York City’s garment district before returning to theatre.
Recent directing credits include: The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry (Legacy Theatre CT), I Do! I Do (Legacy Theatre CT), X by Alistair McDowall (The Lir), Shadows by Carguil L.G. Webley (Squire Lane Theatrical / Theatro Technis), and Version 2.0 by Kashyap Raja (Squire Lane Theatrical / Leicester Square Theatre).
Recent collaborators, in various roles, include: The Lir (“Blood Wedding”), Equinox Theatre Company (“We All Come From Somewhere”), Corn Exchange / Dublin Fringe Festival (“Bodies of Water”), Pan Pan Platform / AOB Arts Management (“Symphony of Worms”), Asylum Productions / Abbey Theatre (“The Big Chapel X”), Gerrard Martin Dance Company / AndWhat Queer Arts Festival (“B”), and Tenth Muse Productions / Omnibus Theatre London (“Beauty & The Beast, a new adaptation”).
He produced the critically-acclaimed productions of Reese Thompson’s WHORE: A Kid’s Play and JOY DONZE: 13 & Not Pregnant at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
In April 2020, he founded TheatreMaker.ie, and produces and technical directs its weekly live webcasts Stage Door Live and Irish Theatre This Week. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, he has been consulting and technical directing live streamed productions, conferences and symposiums for various theatre companies throughout Ireland, including Axis Ballymun (“The Windy Lady’s Christmas Live Stream”), The Lir (“Twelfth Night“, “Julius Caesar“, “Eclipsed”, “The Unreturning”, “Salome”, “Wish List”, “Image of an Unknown Young Woman”), Dance Ireland, Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival, Carlow Arts Festival, and KCAT Arts Centre.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY), a Master of Arts in Playwriting from City, University of London, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing from The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art (Dublin).