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Kathryn Bentley


Kathryn Bentley

Kathryn Bentley is a theater professional with extensive experience as an actor, director and teaching artist. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater Directing and professional training in community arts and social justice. Ms. Bentley is an Associate Professor of Theatre Performance and Artistic Director of Southern Illinois University’s Black Theatre Workshop and works as a teaching artist for the St. Louis’s Center for Creative Arts. In 2002 she was awarded a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Community Arts Institute Fellowship and now serves as a faculty member for the institute. She is an National Conference for Community and Justice-St. Louis Certified Diversity Facilitrainer and a Certified Lessac Kinesensic Voice and Movement Practitioner. As an artist she has performed with companies such as The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, HotCity Theater, Portland Stage, Cleveland Playhouse and Buffalo Studio Arena and directed dozens of theatrical productions in the US and overseas.

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Creative Community Leadership