Kia Fisher Keyton (Assistant Professor of Arts in Society: Theatre and Performance)
M.F.A Acting, University of Louisville
B.A. Theatre Arts, Clark Atlanta University
Kia Fisher moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta where she freelance coaches and teaches Acting 101 and Intermediate Acting at Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education. Kia has been an educator for many years. Kia began taking acting classes as a student in the Gifted Artistic Theatrical Expansion (G.A.T.E.) Program of the Greenville County (SC) School District. Kia received a BA in Theatre Arts from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. There, she was mentored by the late Carol Mitchell-Leon, the late Whitman Mayo, and J.W. Lewis. Kia has a MFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. There, she studied under Zan Sawyer Daily, Associate Director of the Actors Theatre of Louisville and Jennifer Hubbard of Anne Bogart's SITI Company. As a member of the Repertory Company, Kia performed at many area schools and taught Acting for Non-Majors.
While at Clark Atlanta, Kia performed in the Black Arts Festival and interned at the Alliance Theatre. While at U of L, she traveled to the Grahamstown Arts Festival in Grahamstown, SA as a member of an African and American delegation to perform "Middle Passage: A Ritual of Healing". In pursuit of her MFA, Kia performed as the lead in Antigone, The Glass Menagerie, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, and night Mother, among others. Kia also worked as an actor-educator at C.L.I.M.B. Children's Theatre in St. Paul, MN. Kia has toured the country as a member of hereandnow Theatre Company, which is located in Los Angeles, CA. She started with that group in the summer of 2009 in the show, "Layover in LA." Kia Fisher recently appeared in Atlanta on stage in the HUCC Productions play, MALICE as Joyce. In addition to theatre, Kia has experience on television, new media, and film. More information can be found at www.kiafisher.weebly.com.