Michael Kennard

Bachelor of Arts, Drama, University of Guelph, 1986.
Clown, Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto, 1988.

Major Career Achievements

Associate Professor, Department of Drama, University of Alberta, July 2012.

Assistant Professor Department of Drama, University of Alberta, 2007 - 2012.

Co-Artistic Director, Theatre Company, Mump and Smoot, 1988 – present. Clown-based company has toured throughout North America.

Created, produced and performed in one-man show Puzzle Me Red.

Freelance Director for The Christmas Carol, The Hobbit and The Wizard of Oz at The Globe Theatre in Regina, The Second City’s Family Circus Maximus and Insanity Fair in Toronto and co-directed Embryo’s on Ice in Chicago, Half a Sixpence at Bishops’ University and The Hollow at Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto, as well as numerous performer-created plays.

For his work he received a Dora award (Toronto), two Canadian Comedy awards, a Boston Theatre award and a Drama Logue award (California).

Recent Credits

Mump and Smoot, Cracked, new show, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Waterloo Ontario), Theatre Network (Edmonton). Future shows in Calgary and New Mexico.

Mump and Smoot Website: www.mumpandsmoot.com