Kevin Dudley

Visiting Assistant Professor Theatre

Kevin Dudley is Emory & Henry’s resident Scenic, Lighting, & Projection Designer.

Kevin holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Scenic, Lighting, & Projection Design. He also holds a B.F.A. from the University of Utah Department of Theatre’s Performing Arts Design Program. Kevin was a non-traditional student who began his college career in 1983. He left school in 1985 and entered the field of law enforcement.  He retired in 2011 after 25 years of service and made the bold decision to return to school and complete the degree he started a generation ago. 


  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    M.F.A., Scenic, Lighting, & Projection Design
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    B.F.A., Performing Arts Design
  • Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
    A.S., 1983


Kevin believes his development as an artist is an on going process. He is a committed life long learner. He stays current with developing digital technologies as well as new art trends in both fine and applied arts. Kevin finds it satisfying to pass on his knowledge to students as they develop skills as designers, collaborators and artists in preparation for careers in fine arts.

Professional Experience

His most recent designs include scenery for Lady from the Sea and Food & Fadwa (University of Iowa Mainstage Series) Cyrano and Shipwrecked! (Riverside Theatre, Iowa City).  He also designed lighting for Baltimore (Big 10 commission) and Cut & Run (Iowa New Play Festival). Concurrently with his training at Iowa, Kevin was an adjunct instructor at the University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA) where he designed scenery and lighting for Memphis. 

At University of Iowa, Kevin designed scenery for Crescendo (University of Iowa - Partnership in the Arts); Good Kids, Absurd Person Singular (mainstage productions); Silo Tree (New Play Festival ’15); Swordplay (New Play Festival ’14); Pvt. Wars; and Desire Caught by the Tail; and lighting design for Fur and The Playwright. 

Kevin has designed for several companies in the Salt Lake market. He also co-founded Kensington Theatre Company (South Jordan, Utah), where he served as the resident designer and technical director for 5 seasons (2008-2013) and over 20 productions.  Kevin’s designs include: Spring Awakening, Vernon God Little (University of Utah); Chicago, Jekyll and Hyde (Egyptian Theatre, Park City, Utah); Once Upon a MattressThe Two Gentlemen of Verona,The Last Five Years (Salt Lake Shakespeare); SideshowWhat the Bellhop Saw and August of Osage County (Utah Repertory Theatre).

Contact Info

P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327



McGlothlin Center for the Arts