Kevin Sifuentes

Kevin Sifuentes is an actor, writer, artist and filmmaker. Originally from Texas, Kevin
studied and earned a BFA degree from the University of Southern California’s
prestigious Theatre School Of Performing Arts.

Proud to be a part of the Encounters project, Kevin has directed, written and
produced several short films. In 2008 he was nominated for the The Discovery
Award: Outstanding Directing Debut and for Favorite Short Subject Screenplay for
his film “The S Word” at the Playhouse West Film Festival.

As a volunteer artist, Kevin has loved using his creative skills to work with fine
organizations such as The Virginia Avenue Project, Will Power To Youth, and About
Productions whose projects focus on bringing the theatre and playwright experience
to low-income communities. In addition Kevin has also worked with Mentors Artists
Playwrights Project (MAPP), ENCOMPASS, The National Council of Community
and Justice (NCCJ), Native Voices Young Playwrights Project and The Institute of
American Indian Arts (IAIA). His intentions have always been to educate and
empower people of color.

In December 2009 Kevin served as Assistant Director at The Mark Taper Forum
under the tutelage of award winning director Lisa Peterson for “Palestine, New
Mexico,” an original piece by the critically acclaimed chicano theatre troupe Culture

In his twenty years as a professional actor, Kevin has performed in over a hundred film,
television, commercial and theatre projects. His stage credits include work with such
luminary theatre companies such as The Center Theatre Group, The Mark Taper
Forum, South Coast Repertory, San Jose Repertory, About Productions,
Cornerstone Theatre Company and Native Voices at The Autry.

Kevin’s next project will be directing the stage productions of “Walking on Turtle Island”
and “Ghostlands of an Urban Indian” for Native Voices at the Autry, premiering in
March 2012.