Edward Kahn

Edward Kahn


Teaching Philosophy    Artistic Statement

I am a theatre artist and educator who works at the intersections of theater history, theory, and artistic practice. Drawing on both my MFA in Directing and PhD in Theatre History, I create classes and experiences that investigate how form, content, and technique communicate truths to audiences, often in the context of culture or political and social concerns.

My essays have been published in ATHE’s Theatre Journal, ASTR’s Theatre Survey, and the Japan Studies Association Journal, and I have directed more than thirty productions, including musicals, comedies, and dramas. I also have extensive experience serving on university governance and curricular committees and as chairperson of a department of theatre & dance.

Multiple residencies, workshops, and intensives have added to the breadth of my work. I am certified teacher of the Meisner acting technique, through Larry Silverberg’s True Acting Institute, and I have studied Asian Theatre, with a semester-long residency at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Asian Theatre Program and Freeman Foundation and East-West Center institutes. Recently I have been exploring film with three months at Full Sail’s MFA program in Film Production and a two-week American Academy of Drama intensive in film acting.