Kasey Cox - Missouri Baptist University

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Director of Theatre and Dance; Assistant Professor of Theatre; Director of Drama Outreach

Kasey Cox is the Director of Theatre and Dance and Assistant Professor of Theatre and Communications at Missouri Baptist University. She is a 2010 graduate of Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre and a 2014 graduate of Fontbonne University with her Master of Arts in Theatre. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho, expecting to graduate in spring 2024.

She was the Artistic Director and founder of Acting Out!, Cape Girardeau, MO’s premiere theatre company. She is also an active member of STAM and EdTA and has presented at a local and statewide level. Kasey has been participating as an actor and a director in drama outreach for 25 years, training with nationally recognized ministries such as The Applied Theatre Center, New Life Drama Company, and Youth With a Mission. She has performed in churches across the country using methods ranging from scenes to human videos to Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. She currently teaches Acting I, II, and IV, Singing Actor, Musical Theatre History, and Directing. She directs many of the shows in MBU’s seasons and has also served as dramaturg, set designer, and costume designer on a variety of productions at MBU and across St. Louis.

Some of Kasey’s favorite roles include Sally (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), Woman 1 (Songs for a New World), Rosie (Bye Bye Birdie), and Jo (Little Women: The Musical). While having directed everything from Shakespearean tragedies to Broadway-style musicals to classic plays, she specializes in dark comedies and fresh spins on classic works. Her directorial thumbprint is best described as collaborative work that best highlights the strengths of each person on her team. Her favorite directing credits include The Crucible, Macbeth, Big Fish, and Little Shop of Horrors.