Michael Kennard


Bachelor of Arts, Drama, University of Guelph, 1986.

Clown, Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto, 1988.

Major Career Achievements

Associate Professor, Department of Drama, University of Alberta, July 2012.

Assistant Professor Department of Drama, University of Alberta, 2007 - 2012.

Co-Artistic Director, Theatre Company, Mump and Smoot, 1988 – present. Clown-based company has toured throughout North America.

Created, produced and performed in one-man show Puzzle Me Red.

Freelance Director for The Christmas CarolThe Hobbit and The Wizard of Oz at The Globe Theatre in Regina, The Second City’s Family Circus Maximus and Insanity Fair in Toronto and co-directed Embryo’s on Ice in Chicago, PandemoniumHalf a Sixpence at Bishops’ University and The Hollow at Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto, as well as numerous performer-created plays.

For his creative work he has received a Dora award (Toronto), two Canadian Comedy awards, a Boston Theatre award and a Drama Logue award (California). For his teaching he has received The Faculty of Arts Undergraduate teaching Award and the Unit Teaching Award for being part of the BFA Acting faculty.

Recent Credits

Mump and Smoot, Anything, new show, High Performance Rodeo/ATP (Calgary) Theatre Network (Edmonton). Future shows in Vancouver and Toronto.
Mump and Smoot Website: www.mumpandsmoot.com