Kurt is currently the Coordinator of Acting at Missouri State’s Professional Actor Training Program. He is a working member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ATME, SAFD, FDC, and ACE (American Council on Exercise.) Kurt has worked extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with union performance credits that include New York, national tours, regional theatre, daytime drama, film, commercial print, and over 25 national union television spots. His movement, stunt, and combat work/coordination have been seen in daytime drama, national commercials, and in the professional and educational theatre circuits throughout the nation. He is a specialist in ropes work and high falls. A lifelong environmental activist, Kurt completed his Ph.D. in theatre from LSU, and has earned several grants and awards for his work in Green Theatre. He has published Green Theatre (book), Evangeline Drowning (play), and has a contract on his forthcoming book “Auditioning for Professional Acting and Musical Theatre Training Programs: A Handbook.” He maintains a consistent dedication to environmental education, as noted by his volunteer work for The Nature Conservancy, The National Park Service, and the SAG sponsored BookPals Literacy Program.