Kevin Jones

Actor & Director

Kevin has enjoyed working on the American stage for more than 30 years. Regional theatres include American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St Louis, Asolo Repertory Theatre in Saratoga, Florida, Florida Studio Theatre, The Fountain Theatre (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award), Los Angeles Theatre Center, East West Players (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Actor in a Supporting Role), Great Lakes Theater, The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Locally he has performed at Artists Rep, Portland Center Stage, Third Rail Repertory Theatre and Portland Playhouse where he received a Drammy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role in Radio Golf by August Wilson. Kevin most recently directed August Wilson Red Door Project’s production of Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments. Prior to that he directed How I Learned What I Learned (Drammy Award for Best Director of a Play), and highly acclaimed productions Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Piano Lesson, all at Portland Playhouse and all plays by August Wilson. Other directing credits include We Are Proud To Present… (Jackie Sibblies Drury), The Motherfucker With the Hat (Stephen Adly Guirgis) and Seven Guitars (August Wilson) at Artists Rep and A Lesson Before Dying and Blood Knot (Athol Fugard) at Profile Theatre. His past work also includes TV and film. Kevin is a Resident Artist at Artists Rep and the co-founder of the August Wilson Red Door Project.