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Columbia College Chicago
Kathleen Perkins

Kathleen Perkins

Kathleen Perkins


Associate Professor

She holds an M. F. A. from the University of Minnesota, and was a Professional Theater Program Fellow at the University of Michigan. A freelance actress and director, Kathleen has acted on diverse stages throughout the U.S. and Canada.

She is a member of Actors Equity and SAG, and has appeared in several TV and theatrical films including Judgment Night and the Coen brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy. A 1999-2000, Carnegie Foundation Scholar (the first in theater), Kathleen is deeply involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) movement supported by the Carnegie CASTL program. She has presented papers at national and international SOTL conferences and has served as a mentor at the National CASTL Institute for the last six years. She teaches Text Analysis and the senior acting class, coordinates the BFA and Assessment programs, and directs. Her most recent production was Gorki’s Summerfolk for the Main Stage season.

Kathleen teaches Text Analysis and various levels of acting classes and coordinates the non-musical theatre BFA and assessment programs in the Department.

A 1999-2000 Carnegie Foundation Scholar (the first in Theatre), Kathleen is deeply involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) movement supported by the Carnegie CASTL program.  She has presented papers at national and international SOTL conferences and has served as a mentor at the National CASTL Institute (now ISSAM) for the last eight years. When she has the time, she is a free-lance actress and director and has appeared on diverse stages across the U. S. and Canada.  At present, she is writing a chapter on the assessment of learning outcomes in theatre for a soon-to-be published volume on assessment in the performing arts.

Speech & Drama, B.A., Rosary College/Dominican University, 1969
Acting, M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 1971
Professional Theatre Fellow, University of Michigan, 1971-2
Carnegie Foundation Scholar, 1999-2000
Member Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild
“Mrs. Braithwaite,” The Hudsucker Proxy, Coen Brothers, 1995
The Telephone and Susannah’s Secret, director, Main Street Opera, 2010