Co-Founder/Producing Artistic Director, New Stage Collective
Alan Patrick Kenny is a theatre director, musician, producer, and educator. He serves as Assistant Professor and head of Musical Theater at Ohio University, after previously working as the BFA Musical Theatre program Coordinator and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Alan holds an MFA in Directing from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance - Music Theatre from NYU Steinhardt.
At age 20, while attending NYU, he started a no-budget summer theatre company in his hometown, Cincinnati, OH, called New Stage Collective. As the Producing Artistic Director, Alan transformed the company from an itinerant nomadic summer troupe to a professional non-profit organization with a permanent, rehabbed performance space and a $250,000 operating budget. During his tenure, he led New Stage through 7 seasons, 32 productions, 22 regional premieres, 21 production awards, and 53 award nominations.
Alan also has a professional career as a musical theatre pianist, music director and conductor. Regional credits include: Tantrum Theater, Smokey Joe's Cafe (national tour), Holland America Line Utah Shakespeare Festival, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, The Odyssey Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, and the Geffen Playhouse. He has assisted directors Robert Falls, Jonathan Moscone, Ed Stern, Michael McLain and Robert Kelley.