Kevin Theis

Kevin Theis

Kevin is a Chicago writer, actor and director. His published works include "Confessions of a Transylvanian," written with co-author Ronald Fox (published by Berwick Court Publishing), "Invading Nirvana: a Chicagoan in the City of Angels" (published by Fort Raphael Publishing) and adaptations of both Thomas Heywood's play "The Fair Maid of the West" and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Sign of the Four," the latter of which was written in conjunction with Shanghai Low Theatricals (both published by Dramatic Publishing).

Apart from his writing, Kevin has been an actor on stage and screen in Chicago for over 25 years. He has appeared on stage in the roles of Salieri in "Amadeus," the title role in "Richard III," George in "Of Mice and Men," Edward in "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" (Jeff Award nomination, Best Actor) and Mr. Lockhart in "The Seafarer" (Jeff Award winner, Best Ensemble).

Kevin is also a director for the stage, having been thrice nominated for Jeff Awards for his direction of his own "Fair Maid of the West," City Lit's production of "Jeeves and the Mating Season," and greasy joan and co.'s "The Mandrake." Kevin has directed over thirty shows in Chicago, including an adaptation of Terry Prachett's "Monstrous Regiment" for Lifeline Theatre, "A Moon for the Misbegotten" for Seanachai Theatre and numerous shows for the Oak Park Festival Theatre.

He has also appeared on television in NBC's "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD", Fox's "Empire" and ABC's "Betrayal."

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