Kent Burnham is the Director of Theatre Arts at The Frederick Gunn School. A director, actor, educator, theatre-maker and activist, Kent has directed, acted, and taught at various regional theatres and colleges throughout the country. He has appeared on TV and in film. A native of Topsham, Maine, Kent holds a bachelor's degree in Theatre from Hofstra University, and an MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University/The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. Prior to his position at FGS, he was the Chair of the Arts and Director of Theatre Arts at the Trinity-Pawling School, and was an adjunct theatre professor in Arizona and New York. From 2015?2017, he was the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education for Southwest Shakespeare Company in Arizona. He currently teaches Drama I: Theatre in Practice and Improv Level 1 (Winterim 2021), as well as two classes that are part of the Center for Citizenship and Just Democracy's four-year curriculum: Pathways (freshman) and Public Speaking — The Declaration (juniors). Kent is the director of the fall play and winter musical and in November 2021, he directed and acted in the Connecticut premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, adapted by Dwayne Hartford from the book by Kate DiCamillo. In his free time, he likes to run, read, hike, travel, and spend time with his family, including his wife, Tracy Liz Miller, their daughter, Vivian, and three cats: Blueberry, Jam, and The Big Lebowski.