Alumni Profiles    


Cynthia Levin, ‘77

           Cynthia Levin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Park University in 1977. Originally from Washington, D.C., she has been the Producing Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre since 1979, where she has produced, directed, designed or acted in over 165 productions, 65 of which she has directed. She is a founding board member of the NNPN, a national organization dedicated to the development and production of new plays.


            Cynthia was chosen as one of Ingram’s magazine's, "Local Heroes" and was a recipient of Missouri Arts Council's 2000 Arts Award and GLAAD's Leadership Award. Most recently she directed “Proof”, and “In The Blood:” at the Unicorn and “My Mother Said I Never Should” for the graduate program at UMKC. Recent shows include “Because He Can,” “The Gene Pool,” “Closer,” and “Hedvvig And The Angry Inch” at the Unicorn and “Gatherings In Graveyards” at the Coterie Theatre.


            Cynthia also designs music and sound effects for the theater. Coming up, she will be directing a staged reading of local playwright Ron Simonian's “Desert Holiday” in Philadelphia and a new version of “Frankenstein” at the Coterie Theatre.

Honorary Doctorate, 2002