Kevin Theis Headshot #1Kevin’s relationship with ITC goes back to 1995 when he directed their second show, Helen Edmundson’s The Clearing. In 2000, Kevin returned to ITC to direct Ann Noble’s world premiere production of The Pagans at the Theatre Building- which went on to win a Jeff Award for Best New Work- and shortly thereafter joined the ensemble. He also directed ITC’s world premiere of Drink Me, or the Strange Case of Alice Times Three in 2004, A Moon for the Misbegotten in 2012, and appeared in Dancing at LughnasaThe Weir, and was part of this past season’s Jeff Award-winning ensemble of The Seafarer. An actor/director, Kevin has appeared with or helmed productions for a number of Chicago companies. He has performed at the Goodman Theatre, Next Theatre, Lifeline, City Lit, Buffalo Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Peninsula Players and CT20 Ensemble, where he served as Artistic Director. Directing experience includes six shows with the City Lit Theatre including the Jeff Award winning Jeeves and the Mating Season (Jeff nomination). He directed the long-running production of Here Come the Famous Brothers at the Royal George; The Mandrake for greasy joan & co. (Jeff nomination); The Picture of Dorian Gray (adapted by fellow ITC member Robert Kauzlaric), The Silver ChairThe Sirens of Titan, and Monstrous Regiment for Lifeline; Fair Maid of the West for CT20 Ensemble (Jeff nomination); six shows, including CyranoHenry V and The Importance of Being Earnest for the Oak Park Festival Theatre; and is responsible for writing and directing all of the Bumblinni Brothers shows at the Actors Gymnasium. His novel, Confessions of a Transylvanian, a memoir of his teenage years as a member of the “Rocky Horror” cult film phenomenon, was published in 2012. In addition, Kevin serves on the Board of Directors at the Oak Park Festival Theatre.  Kevin is married to actress Sara Nichols and has two children, Milo and Gwendolyn, on whom he dotes.