Jeremy Kisling has taught, directed and performed for young people in Iowa, Texas, Washington and Kentucky and is the Associate Artistic Director in charge of Education at Lexington Children’s Theatre.
He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and his M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth from the University of Texas at Austin. Jeremy is a part time instructor at the University of Kentucky. He authored stage versions of Why Mosquitoes Buzz, Anansi the Spider and The Princess Who Lost her Hair.
Mr. Kisling has a passion for creating theatre that sparks conversation around social issues and social justice. In the 1990s he worked as a Child Abuse prevention educator to keep young people safe from violence. In 2012, he helped found Company Q, Lexington Queer Youth Theatre troupe and recently wrote a curriculum entitled Empathy in Action: an Anti-Bullying program for schools.
“I believe that theatre has the power to evoke the necessary discussions to make us better people.” – JK