Kern McFadden


As of July 2019, I am now the Administrative Director and Head/Lead Director of the Company Tour at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I am very honored to be a part of the 70 year history of this organization and feel lucky to be here as we usher in a new era for the life of the studio in a new space this fall.


I am pleased to announce that in March of 2018 I began helping to develop a new play commisioned by Shekaespeare Festival St. Louis.  We will have the first of our workshop readings done on Thursday April 19th in St. Louis. More details to come.

The Thousand Natural Shocks is a Festival commission about a teen who finds himself through a high school production of Hamlet. Theatre artist Michael Sáenz has adapted his novel of the same title for the stage. Inspired by the “It Gets Better” campaign, Sáenz tells a coming-of-age story about bullying, sexual and cultural identity, and the unifying power of theater. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, in partnership with Webster Conservatory, is presenting a workshop reading of The Thousand Natural Shocks, directed by Conservatory alumnae Kern McFadden.


April 30th, May 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 8th, 2018 will be performances of Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA presented by the NYU/Stella Adler Studio 3rd Year, directed by me.

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In January I'll be performing a scene in the Playthings Theater's Annual GALA as Oscar Wilde from The Boy In The Painting.

I've just begun directing William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar for the NYU/Stella Adler Fourth Year Company Outreach Tour.  Check out the BLOG POST I wrote in prep for the production and follow along on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM with myself and the company while we rehearse and eventually take the show on tour all around the NYC area.  


Article and interview with Playbill about the Summer Shakespeare Intensive which I have worked on for the past two summers, HERE.

Cast of  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream


Please follow and enjoy blogs from myself and The Fourth Year NYU/Stella Adler Outreach Tour actors, as we travel around NYC and perform for students and adults alike.  Check out the link HERE!


Myself and the cast of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA before the performance at RIKERS ISLAND- December 2016

Myself and the cast of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA before the performance at RIKERS ISLAND- December 2016

October 2016: After having done a previous reading with The Playthings Theatre,  I acted in a showcase production of a new play by Derek Alan Greene, The Boy in the Painting, based on an Oscar Wilde short story, playing... Oscar Wilde.