Kathleen Sills is an Associate Professor and current Chair of the Department
of Visual and Performing Arts. Kathleen holds an undergraduate degree
in theatre from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from Tufts University.
She is a founding member of the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and
works in the Boston area as a freelance director and actor. At Merrimack
College, Sills has directed: New York, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way
to the Forum, The Laramie Project, The Exonerated, Lysistrata, Lend Me
a Tenor, Dracula, Urinetown, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Moon Over Buffalo.
Dr. Sills is an active respondent and serves on the Directing Team for
Region 1 of the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival. Sills’ scholarship
focuses on mid-twentieth century actor training and she is a certified
teacher of the Michael Chekhov method.