School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Ken Womble is Head of Acting and Professor of Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado. He holds an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, and a BFA in Acting from Florida State University. He studied with master teachers Michael Howard and Warren Robertson in New York.
As an actor in New York and Los Angeles for sixteen years Ken appeared in two Off Broadway premieres, and was the voice of a BBC radio announcer in Freud's Last Session at New World Stages. He played the title role in the indy film Bartleby and has had recurring parts on Guiding Light, General Hospital and All My Children.
Ken continues to act at the Little Theatre of the Rockies in such productions as The 39 Steps, Private Lives, God of Carnage, Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike and Picnic. He is a member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
He has directed over fifty plays, including The Odd Couple (Female version) at the Little Theatre of the Rockies, and award winning productions of August: Osage County, The Three Sisters and Dancing at Lughnasa at UNC. For television Ken directed the situation comedy pilot Under the Desk.
He coaches actors for film, television and Broadway, and conducts audition and film acting workshops at numerous venues.
Ken lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with his wife Sandy.
Ken has a strong interest in film. In addition to teaching Acting for the Camera at UNC and coaching privately, he has directed an award-winning short and has written and directed two documentary films. Recently, Ken has worked with screenwriters providing story ideas ideas for three screenplays.
"First Date," Director, Little Theatre of the Rockies, 2019
"An Equal Opportunity," a short film, Director/Producer, Good Road Prods./Dog in a Blanket, 2018
"Lobby Hero," Director, Little Theatre of the Rockies, 2018
"Proof," Director, Little Theatre of the Rockies, 2017
"Collected Stories," Director, Little Theatre of the Rockies, 2016
"Inside Act: How Ten Actors Made It - and How You Can Too," Hanson Publishing Group, 2014
"The Odd Couple" (female version), Director, Little Theatre of the Rockies, 2011
"Support for Actors," Western States Theatre Review, 2010
"The Importance of Being Earnest, An Adaptation," Playscripts, Inc., 2009
"James A. Michener, An Epic Life," a documentary film, Director/Writer, University of Northern Colorado, 2007
"Romeo and Juliet," An Adaptation, Eldridge Publishing, 2006
"Wally Huntoon: A Life By Design," Director/Writer, PBS, 2005
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," An Adaptation, Eldridge Publishing, 2002
Best Inspirational Short, LA Olympus Film Festival, "An Equal Opportunity," 2019
Official Entrant, Sonoma International Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, "An Equal Opportunity," 2019
Certificate of Merit for Direction, Kennedy Center: American College Theatre Festival, "The Cherry Orchard," 2019, "Clybourne Park," 2016, "August: Osage County," 2014, "The Three Sisters," 2010
Best Director: Northern Colorado Theatre, Greeley Tribune, "August: Osage County," 2014, "The Three Sisters," 2010
Best Play: Northern Colorado Theatre, Greeley Tribune, "Picasso at the Lapine Agile," 2013, "Dancing at Lughnasa," 2012
Scholar of the Year, UNC College of Performing and Visual Arts, 2008
Best Actor: Northern Colorado Theatre, Greeley Tribune, "Picnic," 2008