Russell Scholars Program

William Kilroy, MFA

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Russell Hall




William Kilroy, professor of theatre, is part of the acting/directing faculty at the University of Southern Maine, having previously taught in Los Angeles. He earned his MFA at the University of Illinois. He also teaches workshops around the country on the Michael Chekhov acting technique, and has presented in London, Greece, and at the University of Illinois, University of Nebraska, Worcester State College, Grand Valley College, Michigan and the University of California, San Bernadino.  Recent directing credits include Company, Cabaret, and Into the Woods. For the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, he has appeared as an actor in numerous premiere plays, including this summer in NYC. Wil has been honored by the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival for his direction of the productions A Midsummer Night's Dream,  Everything Sprite , (also chosen for an NYC performance), and  Purple Breasts -  also presented in Washington, D.C. for the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and most recently at Fitchburg State College in MA. Wil has worked in TV/Film including Empire Falls, the TV pilot for The Brotherhood of Poland, NH, and several recent commercials.