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Kenneth Hinton

Kenneth Hinton is an educator, actor, stage and video director, and playwright. He direct plays at Shaw University, NCCU and community theatre. Mr. Hinton was educated in Wake County Public schools at Lucille Hunter and Ligon High School. He briefly attended North Carolina A&T State University before being inducted into the U.S. Army where he served his country from 1972 to 1974. After completing his tour of duty, he continued his education in Southern California. He received his Associate of Arts degree at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA in 1977 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/TV/Film from California State University, Long Beach in 1990. Mr. Hinton earned his Masters of Art in Dramatic Art in 1995 from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an emphasis on producing and directing television adaptations of theatrical stage productions. Mr. Hinton has won three national CASE awards for his documentary television work in 1988, 1989, and 1991 from Ford Motor Company. Mr. Hinton is an expert directing multi-camera video productions. Directing credits include: “You Ain’t My Daddy” by Ken Hinton, Chris Glover, “Homegirls” by Karen K.D. Evans,” and “Steal Away” by Romano King, “The Amen Corner” by James Baldwin, “Anatomy of a Woman Abused” by Jaison McMillian, “Ceremonies in Dark in Old Men” by Lonne Elder, and “Trouble in Mind” by Alice Childress. Acting Credits: Mr. Roberts, “The Watsons go to Birmingham,” Alphonso in the staged reading of Samm Art-Williams’ play, “Last of the Line,” Ozelle Graham in the play “Wise Ones,” Rev. Luke Roberts in the play “A Heart Divided,” Gerald in the Robin Armstrong play “Smoldering Embers,” and Randolph in the Sam Art-Williams play “Dance on Widow’s Row” at the Raleigh Little Theatre. Mr. Hinton is on the Board of Directors of the Durham Regional Theatre. He is currently the owner of The Media Group video productions and Artistic Director of Agape Theatre Project.

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