Kevin King has joined the staff as the Scene Shop Supervisor after spending most of the past six years as Director of Exhibits for a children's museum in Asheville, NC, designing, building, and managing traveling exhibits .
He graduated with a B.A. in Theater from Catawba College in 1981. After receiving his degree he toured America for a year with a small bus and truck children's theater out of Charlotte, NC, a tour so small he worked as a performer, dancer, and stage manager. Following that me moved to New York where he worked as a free lance carpenter and technician for several years, as well as holding staff positions as Technical Director for Musical Theater works, Lighting Designer for Lakota Theatre, among others. Whenever possible he did scene design work mainly for various smaller theater organizations in New Jersey. Backstage, at one of those small theaters he met his soon to be wife Cynthia, a dancer, and they moved to Asheville in 1991 so she could fulfill her dream of operating a dance studio for children.
For several years he worked as an industrial sales person, and in event planning; but to keep his feet wet in theater did scene design and technical direction for area high schools, as well as designing, technical directing and producing the year end dance concert annually, for his wife's studio, Idea Factory.
He is very happy to be at Western Carolina University and looks forward to sharing a very busy and exciting year with the staff and students.