Actor Keith Byron Kirk joins University of Houston faculty
August 2, 2010
The University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance soon will welcome actor/writer/director Keith Byron Kirk as its newest faculty member.
Kirk has performed on Broadway in "The Civil War," King David" and "The Piano Lesson." He also has starred in national productions of "Evita," "Miss Saigon," "The Civil War" and "The Color Purple," as well as a recent London production of "Porgy and Bess."
Keith Byron Kirk can act, sing, direct and write. Soon, students at the University of Houston's School of Theatre & Dance will discover that this multi-faceted performer also can teach.
This fall, Kirk will join the school's acclaimed faculty as an assistant professor.
Kirk is no stranger to the university. From 1986 - 1987, he served as a research assistant for visiting artist Ntozake Shange. During this period, he developed lasting relationships within the city's theater community and was part of the Alley Theatre's Young Company Program. He also performed with the city's Ensemble Theatre.