Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Ken Womble is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado specializing in acting and auditioning. He holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and studied with master teachers Michael Howard and Warren Robertson in New York.
As an actor Ken has appeared in three Off Broadway premieres, most recently in voiceover, in Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session. He played the title role in the indy film Bartleby and has had recurring parts on Guiding Light, General Hospital and All My Children.
At Colorado’s Little Theatre of the Rockies Ken has appeared in four plays, including Picnic (best actor 2008, Greeley Tribune), and recently directed the female version of The Odd Couple. He has directed over 50 plays, including Welcome to the Moon at the American Renegade Theatre in Los Angeles, The Three Sisters (best director, Greeley Tribune, 2010), and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at the University of Northern Colorado.
Ken has conducted numerous audition and film workshops, most recently at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Australia. He taught film acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles.
He is currently writing an acting industry book for which he has conducted interviews with Tony and Emmy award winning actors, as well as agents, managers and acting teachers.
Ken wrote and directed the first ever documentary on bestselling novelist James Michener, James A. Michener, An Epic Life. Commissioned by the University of Northern Colorado, Ken researched the project for two years, and was named as the College of Performing and Visual Arts 2008 College Scholar for his work.
His most recent article, Support for Actors, published in The Western States Theatre Review, was hailed as “an innovative and thought provoking approach to directing,” and his adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and two other classic plays have received over eighty productions around the country.
Ken is a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG and AFTRA, and is listed in Who’s Who in America. He lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with his wife Sandy and their two cats, Bob and Maggie.