Dr. Kyle A. Thomas


Theatre and Dance
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Theatre and Dance
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Theatre, 2018, University of Illinois
  • MA, Theatre, 2012, University of Illinois
  • BA, Musical Theatre, 2005, Ouachita Baptist University


  • THE 122 Tools of the Actor
  • THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis
  • THE 222 Acting Fundamentals
  • THE 323 Performance and Literature

Professional experience

  • Viewpoints and devising theatre training with Anne Bogart, SITI Company
  • Movement and devising theatre training with Struan Leslie, Royal Shakespeare Company


  • The Heart of Robin Hood, Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Play of Adam,The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Viva Verdi! A Night of Italian Opera, Lyric Theatre at Illinois
  • Babio, The Newberry Library of Chicago
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company
  • Floyd Collins, The Station Theatre
  • The Play about the Antichrist,The University of Illinois

Research and publications

  • The Play About the Antichrist (Ludus de Antichristo): A New Verse Translation, Edition, and Commentary. Co-authored with Carol Symes. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications (forthcoming)
  • "The Performing Arts and Their Audiences,” in A Cultural History of Leisure in the Medieval Age (500-1450), Peter Borsay and Jan Hein Furnée, eds. (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2020)
  • “Laying Down the RUG: Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Really Useful Group, and Musical Theatre in a Global Economy,” in The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, Laura MacDonald and William Everett, eds.(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • “The Medieval Space: Early Medieval Documents as Stages,” in Theatre Survey 59.1 (January 2018)
  • “Theatre in a Mobile World: Critiquing Convention and Calling for Innovation,” online article at Howlround.com (June 3, 2015)
  • “Finding the Practice in Your Theory – Getting a PhD in Theatre Today,” in TYA Today 28.2 (November 2014)
  • “A Ph.D. in Theatre: Working in Theory to Work in Practice,” online article at Howlround.com (December 18, 2013)
  • “Profile: Nedjeljko Fabrio’s The Reformers,” in Ecumenica: Journal of Theatre and Performance 5.2 (Fall 2012)