Kenneth Cheeseman

Senior Artist-in-Residence

Ken Cheeseman is a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence Rhode Island. He also studied at the International Film Workshops of Rockport, ME with film directors Mark Rydell, Alex Singer and Peter Werner. He was a three year participant in a Department of Education Grant, Partners in Production, through which he received training in video production while in partnership with members of Boston's deaf community. He has studied extensively with master improvisation teacher Keith Johnstone (author of Impro) and with Kristin Linklater (author of Freeing the Natural Voice).

His extensive film and television credits include Shutter Island, directed by Martin Scorcese, Joy, directed by David O. Russell, Olive Kitteridge, the Emmy Award winning mini-series with Fran Macdormand and Richard Jenkins, Comedy Central's mini-series Time Traveling Bong with Ilana Glazer, and in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. On stage he has performed in regional theatres such as La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, the Huntington Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Rep, Long Wharf Theatre and Baltimore Center Stage. Off Broadway he has appeared at La Mama ETC. with Alvin Epstein in King Lear, at CSC in Scapin with Stanley Tucci, in The Cherry Orchard with Dianne Weist and John Turturro and in Dr. Faustus with Chris Noth, at BAM in The Master Builder with John Turturro and in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Measure for Measure at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.

He has taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, Columbia University, Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory,Teatro Ecologico in Italy, Linklater Voice Center in NYC and in Orkney, Scotland, for the World Economic Forum in NYC and Switzerland, and for CP Studios in Boston. 


  • Performing Arts
    Since 2004
  • T12-1:30 W 12:30-2

Creative Works

Scapin (Classic Stage Company)


King Lear (La Mama Experimental Theater)


Shutter Island


The Cherry Orchard (Classic Stage Company)


Olive Kitteridge




Time Traveling Bong


Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman