Kevin Gillese

Kevin started improvising with Rapid Fire Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta as a teenager in 1996. As an undergraduate he studied Theatre and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta, he then went on to take the Post-Graduate Comedy Writing and Performance program at Humber College in Toronto. He is one-half of the comedy duo Scratch which has toured several times across Canada, Europe and Australia (highlights include appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the English Theatre of Berlin, and the Vancouver International Improv Festival). As far as film and television goes he has some cool credits (like a wicked role in the independent feature film The Pharmacist, and appearances on the Australian Comedy Network’s series Stand-up Australia), and some laughably uncool ones (like a ridiculous role in the feature film Santa’s Slay, and a tear-jerking performance in the Canadian CTV series Going The Distance). He was the Associate Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre from 2005-2007, before becoming the Artistic Director of the company from 2008-2009. Since moving down south and taking over as the Artistic Director of Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta, he has gotten into all kinds of projects like: directing the only production of “Two Gentlemen of Lebowski” to be officially sanctioned by the Coen Brothers, leading the first ever Dad’s Garage European tour, and launching his baby… Dad’s Garage TV.