Kevin Inouye


Welcome to the academic & professional page of Kevin Inouye – instructor of acting, movement, & stage combat, as well as actor, director, stuntman, & fight director.

This page is designed for higher education, professional theatre or film, or conservatory programs looking for an instructor, guest artist, fight director, or workshops. If you are seeking information specifically on my services as fight director or armorer, see also Fight Designer, LLC or stage combat blog Them’s Fightin’ Words.

I am fortunate to pursue my passions as a full-time Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming. My pursuit of this goal lead me and my family across the country several times (for graduate school at a top-ranked program with a pedagogy MFA, and for work), but with my new position I continue to seek professional work wherever I can find it, and I am willing to travel in order to direct, fight direct, or teach whenever my schedule permits.

I bring to my work a diverse background of teaching, performance, directing and education, including an undergraduate liberal arts bachelor’s degree in psychology from the well-respected and highly-ranked Earlham College, a graduate certificate in social change leadership and communication skills from groundbreaking Antioch University Seattle, an MFA in theatre performance pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, acting and directing experience for live theatre and the screen, publications, conference presentations, academic service, and more.

In addition to my academic degrees I hold Teacher Certification through the Society of American Fight Directors, including their rare Theatrical Firearms Instructor designation, and I serve as Rocky Mountain Regional Representative. I am also a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.  My first book, the Theatrical Firearms Handbook, was released in April 2014 with Focal Press, and I have several other publications both on file and in the works. I have presented at conferences including ATHE, SETC, and ACTF and I welcome similar opportunities.