Nohoartsdistrict.com says about Kevin’s show Versatile: stories from inside the closet of a half black gay man,
“Versatile, is and I quote, “a mixed bag of identity, emotion, complexion and complexity.” A search for self, as a gay, mixed-race man. It’s a powerful subject, taken to maximum effect, with mixed media, mixed tech and gloriously mixed metaphors. [..] Kevin is a talented and compelling actor who communicates brilliantly his heartfelt and significant beliefs through this intricate and tireless piece of theatre."
Kevin Neighbors holds his BFA in theatre performance and digital media production from the university of Idaho where he was award recipient and finalist 2 years consecutive in the Region 7 Kennedy Center Irene Ryan acting competitions. He is now an LA based theatre/film artist and Executive Board Member for the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Versatile is a show for everyone, rooted in the exploration of intersectionality the protagonist wades through experiences that are universal to many. Even if they are not, “half black gay men,” audiences approach the creative team to share in the universal experience of intersectionality and community.
Kevin premiered, his first ever solo show, VERSATILE, at the White Fire Theatre in their 2020 Black Voices Theatre Festival and was subsequently invited for another run at the White Fire’s 2021 SoloFest.
Kevin’s show is a celebration of multiculturalism. With the help of characterized African wild life he discovers how to turn half Black into whole human. Unfolding through poetry, education, scenes, and hip hop, Kevin draws inspiration from traditional theatre whilst simultaneously breaking and reshaping theatrical molds to serve his own mixed perspective. As a celebration and criticism of America’s “multiculturalism,” VERSATILE is a must see.