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Ken Womble is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado specializing in acting and auditioning. He holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and a BFA in Acting from Florida State University.

As a professional audition coach, Ken has prepared actors for feature film, television and Broadway tour auditions, and has conducted audition workshops at numerous locations that include the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts.

Ken's most recent book, Inside Act: How Ten Actors Made It—and How You Can Too, is available now. Please see the Book page for more information.

His published plays include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Adaptation, Eldridge Publishing, 2003, Romeo and Juliet, An Adaptation, Playscripts, Inc., 2006 and The Importance of Being Earnest, An Adaptation, Eldridge Publishing, 2009 (collectively, over 100 productions to date). Support for Actors, an article Ken wrote for the Western States Theatre Review in 2010, was hailed as "an innovative and thought provoking approach to directing."

He has also written and directed two documentary films. Wally Huntoon, A Life By Design has appeared on public television and James A. Michener, An Epic Life, the first-ever documentary film on novelist James Michener, premiered at the Michener Centennial Celebration in 2007. For his work on the film Ken was honored as a UNC Scholar of the Year in 2008.


As a working actor in New York and Los Angeles, Ken has been in three Off Broadway plays, most recently as a BBC radio announcer in voiceover in Mark St. Germaine’s Freud’s Last Session at New World Stages. He has recurred on Guiding Light and three other daytime dramas. At Colorado’s Little Theatre of the Rockies Ken has appeared as Howard in Picnic (Best Actor 2008, Greeley Tribune), Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps and three other productions. He studied acting with master teachers Michael Howard and Warren Robertson.

He directs frequently, including Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version) at Little Theatre of the Rockies. At UNC has directed Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters (Best Director 2010, Greeley Tribune), The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Dancing At Lughnasa, Picasso at the Lapine Agile (Best Play 2012, Greeley Tribune) and Beyond Therapy. For television, Ken directed the situation comedy pilot Under the Desk.

He is a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA, and is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Ken lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with his wife Sandy and their two cats, Bob and Maggie.


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