Kevin Bitterman

Thomas S. Kenan Institute For the Arts

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Thomas S. Kenan Institute For the Arts


Kevin serves as Director of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships for Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, where he has held multiple roles since 2008. Prior to TCG, Kevin served as the Assistant Director of the Artist Fellowship Program with the Bush Foundation and the Producing Artistic Associate with Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Throughout his career, Kevin has designed and administered programs to advance the national performing arts community, including the distribution of over $22M in direct support for artists and cultural institutions. 

After graduating from St. John’s University, Kevin moved to Paris, France where he taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués while earning a degree from the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, followed by career as an actor, director, and producer within the Twin Cities and regional theatres across the country.

In 2019, Kevin earned a Master of Public Administration from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. As an alumnus of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute and artEquity’s Facilitator Training Program, Kevin currently serves on the Executive Committee of Manhattan Community Board 10 in Harlem and Vice Chair of the Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN.