Kev W Wood
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)
Bachelor of Theology (Arts/Bible)
Master of Visual and Performing Arts (Theatre)
Bachelor of Social Work
(Kev's a Clinical Social Worker)
"Kev use the arts effectively to communicate significant issues, Kev does not perform for applause."
Kev Wood has acquired knowledge and skill in drama, physical theatre and other areas of the arts from training and experience.
After graduating from Tyndale University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Theology in Bible and Arts, Kev joined Steadfast, a physical arts team from Tyndale, that same fall. When the group recessed for the summer, Kev auditioned for and joined 4 Crying Out Loud (formerly Neon), a Christian physical arts troupe.
Kev has also received training as a Mime that has included an emphasis on the Classical style of, and training from, the renowned French Mime Marcel Marceau. In June, 1994 he received an invitation for a personal (1:1) two week course in Classical and Expressive Mime at the Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Academy of Performing Arts in Cambridge, Ontario. Kev has also trained with Mimeistry International (now Innovo Physical Theatre) where he studied under Todd and Marilyn Farley, Mimeistry's co-founding directors, both at a summer workshop in Michigan and then in the Journeyman class at Mimeistry's residential school in Pasadena, California. Todd and Marilyn both studied at Marcel Marceau's International School of Mime in Paris. Kev also attended Master workshops taught by Marcel Marceau in New York City ('99 [2 weeks], '00 [1 week]) and Ann Arbor, Michigan ('99 [1 week]). In October, 2004 Kev also trained for one week under Gregg Goldston out of New York City. Gregg has performed with Marcel Marceau.
Kev also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from Providence University College, Master of Visual and Performing Arts (Theatre) from Charles Sturt University, and a Bachelor of Social Work from Booth University College. He taught as Adjunct Faculty at Providence University College from 2001-2007 when he taught and directed the physical arts troupe Speechless.
Opportunities have included Kev performing and teaching in nine Canadian provinces, approximately 35 U.S. states, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Australia.
Kev has choreographed over 100 physical theatre pieces, written over 100 drama sketches, and a number of one act plays and scripts for Christmas and Easter church productions.
Currently serving as a registered clinical social worker in child welfare, Kev's passion is to facilitate the betterment of the lives of others. Kev's wife, Becky, is also a talented performer and performs with Kev and From The Top. Becky loves her vocation as an early years school teacher in which she has served for almost 20 years. In the past, Kev has served on church staff as a producer of services and a creative arts director. At Riverwood Church Community in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where Kev and his family worship and serve, Kev has served as a volunteer as the video camera operators team lead, video editor, video director and small group leader. Kev currently leads PiiiX Photography Community at Riverwood. Becky enjoys leading, teaching and supporting with Riverwood Kids on Sunday mornings. Becky and Kev are grateful for the two wonderful children that they have.
"Kev W Wood's range of artistic communication is refreshingly creative. His performances are always warmly welcomed. Kev's presentations are sincere and authentic and are filled with passion and effort. Kev's passion is easily read in the sincerity in his face every time he performs and teaches. Kev's performances and workshops are inspiring."