K2 Casting, the multi-purpose studio of Kevin Kennison ’82, is the logical outgrowth of his varied career.
As a theater professional and a faculty member at several academic institutions—including his alma mater and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts— as well as through his involvement in major New York City acting studios and the Walt Disney Company, Kennison developed skills in identifying and mentoring gifted actors.
“I started K2 Casting to formalize my years of experience in areas of acting instruction, nurturing new talent and procuring talent for future Broadway and national touring replacements,” Kennison says. “I’ve garnered a reputation as a professional in whom old-school training meets new-world ideas and practices.”
The casting company is designed to help connect directors and producers with the best available talent for their projects in theater, film, television and new media. Through K2 Casting, Kennison designs workshops specifically to meet the needs of clients—including corporate entities using drama for staff development and team building—and classes for performers.
“I’ve worn many hats,” Kennison says. “I was encouraged at Oswego to explore all areas of theater. I had firsthand experiences in acting major roles, directing my own show, teaching workshops and participating in apprenticeships. Faculty members gave me opportunities and supported my projects in and out of the classroom.”
—Linda Loomis ’90 M’97