Department of Theatre


Andrew Kimbrough, PhD

Professor of Theatre

Ph.D. Theatre History, Literature, & Criticism, Louisiana State University
M.F.A. Acting, Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School
B.A. English, Wake Forest University

Andrew Kimbrough teaches courses in theatre history and dramatic literature; he was Department Head from fall 2013 through the spring 2018. He began his show business career in Los Angeles, where for ten years he worked in studio lighting for commercials, music videos, and feature films. While in Los Angeles he did some acting and joined the Screen Actors Guild; he also produced and directed two short films, To Each His Own and Gun Nuts, both of which won awards at regional film festivals. As a researcher, Kimbrough has written on the human voice, contemporary literary theory, and dramatic literature. His articles and reviews appear in the leading theatre scholarly journals; his book, Dramatic Theories of Voice in the Twentieth Century, was published by Cambria Press in 2011. Directing credits for university theatre include Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, and Tempest, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Chekhov’s Seagull, Charles Mee’s Summertime and John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable. In 2007 Kimbrough and his wife Zhiguang Liu were fortunate to join Louisiana’s Swine Palace production of The Heidi Chronicles in Shanghai and Beijing as translators and dramaturges.

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Book: Dramatic Theories of Voice:
Book Review of Dramatic Theories of Voice:

Taking The Heidi Chronicles to China
Rudolf Steiner’s Speech and Drama:
The Ethics of How I Learned to Drive:

Formal Subversion in How I Learned to Drive


Revisiting Eva Marie Saint's White Glove: On Props, Neurons, Subtext, and Empathy

Death of a Salesman at Swine Palace:
Forced Entertainment:

Kentucky Oral History Project: