Theater is an actor’s medium, and so The Kingfisher Theater intends to be a theater driven by actors. Our mission is to produce shows chosen by our company of resident actors in ways that truly highlight their own unique take on the art form.

What Is A Company Member?

To be ‘company’ means a lot of things, but mostly it means you have made a real commitment to The Kingfisher Theater. It means you’ll help with all the work that goes into running the every day aspects of the theater, from marketing to budgeting, to house management and box office. It also means you will have a right to be part of each and every show we produce.

Company member will also have a say in the shows we choose each season. You’ll have behind-the-scenes access to the process of theater making, and you’ll work closely alongside the other company members. Company membership is usually a one-season commitment, after which you’ll once again become a freelance actor.

How Can I Become a Company Member?

The short answer: Get involved! Audition! Volunteer! Company membership typically is a one-season commitment, so get involved ahead of time and express interest, and when it’s time to add new company members, you’ll be the first to be considered. In other words, get to know us.

Current Company Members

Kevin Dedes (Founding Artistic Director and Lead Company Actor) began acting here in Rochester with The Shipping Dock Theatre’s productions of Last Train to Nibroc and Beautiful Thing. New York and California credits include Kate Crackernuts at The Flea (NYC), A Christmas Carol at The American Conservatory Theater, and Richard III at Cal Shakes (San Francisco); His original written work includes The Dangerous Difference, The Kookaburra, Two-Step, Allen Wrench, and Turtleback High. Mr. Dedes is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild eligible. Through this organization, looks forward to presenting world-class theater productions in his hometown. For more of his work, please go to


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The Kingfisher Theater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. We are committed to transparency; please check out our profile on GuideStar USA or contact us for more information.

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