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Northwest Missouri State University

Katheryn Bilbo

Katheryn Bilbo



126 Houston


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2014

Assistant Professor

Artistic Director / Theatre: Performance


  • M.F.A. Performance; University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
  • B.F.A. Acting; Stephen F. Austin State University, 1996

Courses Taught

  • Acting I
  • Advanced Acting
  • Periods and Styles
  • Voice/Movement
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre History I & II
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • Theatre Capstone

Academic Interests

  • Gender and Racial Disparity in the Theatre
  • Stage Movement
  • Sound Design
  • Traditional Japanese Theatre Forms
  • Psychology of the Actor
  • Commedia dell’arte
  • Theatre History 

Scholarly Activity

  • Annually direct Theatre Northwest Mainstage production(s) – Past NW productions include: Legally Blonde – The Musical (2016), Reckless (2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015)
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Chicago, IL. Paper presentation: “Oleanna and Title IX: The Spectacular Labor of Regulating Sexual Harassment in Academia” (2016)

Student Group Advisement

  • University Players

Other Professional Experiences

  • Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) – 1998-present
    • Professional regional theatre credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Next Act Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, New American Theatre, and The Shakespeare Project
  • Regional commercial and voiceover experience includes:
    • Madison’s CW, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, American Family Insurance, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Raven Software, TDS Video/Tilt Media, and Blame Society Productions
  • New Play Development
    • Wisconsin Wrights 2007-2009 (Normal Human Beings, Choke Cherry Corners Tavern)
    • Milwaukee Repertory Theater 1994-1995 (Six Characters in Search of an Author)
    • Madison Repertory Young Playwrights Program 2008-2009 (Teaching Artist)
  • Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, TX – Assistant Professor of Voice and Performance
  • PEOPLE Program, Madison, WI – Theatre and Drama Internship Instructor
  • kidsActing, Austin, TX – Instructor/Director
  • PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville, FL – Drama, English and Journalism Teacher