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Kevin Paul Hofeditz, M.F.A., AEA

Kevin Hofeditz

Kevin Paul Hofeditz

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Program Director, Minor in Musical Theatre
Professor of Theatre

Kevin Paul Hofeditz is the Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Theatre in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. A professional actor and member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1978, he began his university teaching career as an assistant professor of theatre at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1983.

In 1998, Hofeditz joined the SMU faculty as professor and chair of the Division of Theatre. He served as division chair through 2002 when he was appointed to the position of associate dean. From 2010 through 2012, in addition to continuing his appointment as associate dean, he also served as chair of the Meadows School’s Division of Dance.

Since coming to Dallas, his work on stage has included performances for WaterTower Theatre’s Out-of-the-Loop Fringe Festival (Izzy Freeman in The Great White Way for Cordes and Parr Productions), the Festival of Independent Theatres (Robert in Blind Date for the WingSpan Theatre Company), the Classical Acting Company (Ensemble in Mark Twain’s Huck Finn and Dr. Finache in A Flea in Her Ear), the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas (Westmoreland in Henry IV and Alonso in The Tempest), and the Dallas Theater Center (Herr Fahrenkaupf in The Night of the Iguana).

Hofeditz received his B.A. with high honors in theatre performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and his M.F.A. in acting/directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He participated in the Management Development Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1995). He was inducted as a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in 1982 and commissioned as an Admiral in The Great Navy of The State of Nebraska in 1998.


Management Development Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 1995

M.F.A. in Acting/Directing, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1982

B.A. with High Honors in Theatre Performance, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1977

Professional Experience

WaterTower Theatre Out-of-the-Loop Fringe Festival/Cordes and Parr Productions, Dallas, 2011
The Great White Way, Izzy Freeman, 2011

Genesis Company, Dallas, 2008
Two to Waken Him (staged reading), Herr Dr. Roeder, 2008

Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2007
Moonlight and Magnolias, David O. Selznick, 2007

Classical Acting Company, 2006
Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, Ensemble (one of eight), 2006

WordSpace Texas Unbound Literary Festival, Dallas, 2006
Klutz Theory (staged reading), Frank, 2006

WingSpan Theatre Company/Festival of Independent Theatres, Dallas, 2005
Blind Date, Robert, 2005

Classical Acting Company, Dallas, 2004
A Flea in Her Ear, Dr. Finache, 2004

Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, 2001-02
Henry IV, Lord Chief Justice Westmoreland, 2002
The Tempest, Alonso, 2001

Dallas Theater Center, 2001
The Night of the Iguana, Herr Fahrenkaupf, 2001

Nebraska Repertory Theatre (an Equity Theatre 1988-present), Lincoln, Nebraska, 1983-98
Carnival, Marco the Magnificent, 1998
The Foreigner, Charlie Baker, 1997
Table Manners, Tom, 1996
Rough Crossing, Ivor Fish, 1996
I Hate Hamlet, John Barrymore, 1995
Starting Here, Starting Now, Man, 1995
She Loves Me, Maracek, 1994
Lend Me a Tenor, Tito Merelli, 1994
Noel and Gertie, Noel Coward, 1994
The Closer, Howard, 1993
On the Twentieth Century, Oscar Jaffee, 1992
Season’s Greetings, Neville, 1992
Big River, The Duke, 1991
Other People’s Money, William Coles, 1991
Driving Miss Daisy, Boolie Werthan, 1991
The Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate King, 1990
Cabaret, Cliff Bradshaw, 1989
Noises Off, Lloyd Dallas, 1988
The Voice of the Prairie, David Quinn, 1988
Pippin, Charles, 1988
The Foreigner, Charlie Baker, 1987
Absent Friends, Colin, 1986
Earnest in Love, Jack Worthing, 1986
Charley’s Aunt, Sir Francis Chesney, 1985
Something’s Afoot, Colonel Gillweather, 1985
George M!, Jerry Cohan, 1984
Godspell, Judas, 1983
Exit Don Juan, Don Juan, 1983
The Good Doctor, Several Roles, 1983

Artist-in-Residence, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983-98
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1990
Hay Fever, David Bliss, 1991
Three Sisters, Vershinin, 1989
Sweeney Todd, Sweeney Todd, 1988
Broadway Melodies, Review, 1988 (theatrix)
The Robber Bridegroom, Jamie Lockhart, 1986
A Stone’s Throw, Tully, 1985
Macbeth, Banquo, 1985
Beyond Therapy, Bruce, 1984

Equity Guest Artist, Elon College, North Carolina, 1990
The Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote

Pennsylvania Centre Stage, State College, Pennsylvania, 1988
Guys and Dolls, Rusty Charlie

Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987
The End of the World, Charles

The Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, Illinois, 1986
Guys and Dolls, Sky Masterson

Firehouse Dinner Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska, 1986-87
The Rainmaker, File
Red Dawg, Sheriff Jack Oglesby

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts




Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)


Faculty and Staff

Opportunities for Non-Theatre Majors

Student Internships & Collaborations


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