Assistant Professor of Acting
A native of Pittsburgh, Kyle Haden is a director, educator, and Equity actor who is in his fourth season as artistic director of the Ashland New Plays Festival in Oregon, where he has directed readings of Primary User, I Can Go, Hazardous Materials, and The Luckiest People for ANPF, as well as performing in readings of Go. Please. Go., Edward III, and Now This. He also spearheaded their 2016 Women’s Invitational. All three winning plays have had multiple productions across the country, and Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018.
As a director, Kyle was named a 2018 Drama League Directing Fellow. He has directed various productions across the country, including A Brief History of America (Hangar Theatre Company), Hamlet (Island Shakespeare Festival) and The Monologue Project (Pittsburgh/NYC).
Kyle has taught at various theater companies, including several years serving as the program manager at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Summer Seminar for High School Juniors. He previously held tenure-track appointments at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and Southern Oregon University.
On stage, Kyle has performed at regional theaters nationwide, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (three seasons), Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Theater Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (four seasons), Quantum Theatre, and Cleveland Play House, as well as various theaters in New York and Chicago.
BA: Wake Forest University, MFA: Columbia University.