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Leigh Kennicott - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Leigh Kennicott

Lecturer | Loyola Marymount University


Lecturer of Theatre Arts


Leigh Kennicott is a veteran of theatre, film and television, with 20 years of television production. Her plays have been produced around the country, and as a director in Los Angeles, she directed plays both in academic and professional settings. She has taught at California State University, Northridge, CSU Channel Islands CSU San Bernardino and now at LMU! She continues as journalist and her theatre reviews can be seen at showmag.com.

Education (3)

UCLA: BA, Theatre Arts 1963

CSUN: MA, Theatre Arts 1994

Unversity of Colorado, Boulder: PhD, Theatre and Dance 2001

Areas of Expertise (8)

Director of more than 30 plays, both academic and professional

Better Lemons


Research fields: Dissertation- “Cinematic Influences on Broadway -- 1900 to 1918”

Twelve years in production for film and television

Nearly twenty years teaching experience at community college and university levels

Professional writer and critic (Pasadena Weekly, Arroyo Magazine, Verdugo Magazine


Industry Expertise (2)

Performing Arts

Writing and Editing

Accomplishments (1)

Summary of Publications (professional)

“Dislocations in Time And Space in Early 20th Century Broadway” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre;Vol. 19, No. 2; “Scenes from an Unfinished Life,” Duo! The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century, eds., Henry, Jaroff and Shuman. Applause Books, 2009; “Playing with Time: Cinematic Influences on Broadway Plays 1908 – 1918.” Diss. University of Colorado, Boulder. One on One: Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century, eds., Henry, Jaroff and Shuman. Applause Books;

Affiliations (2)

  • Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights
  • NEO Theatre Company