Over the past 20 years, Kevin Joyce has established himself as one of the most versatile and prolific creative artists in the Pacific Northwest. Kevin is a performer (Emcee, character, improvisation, musician, auctioneer), event designer, producer, composer, leadership trainer and creative consultant.
EnJoy Productions was founded in 2003 in collaboration with his wife Martha Enson. EnJoy creates large-scale performance events, leadership trainings and media/entertainment products. Their clients range from Wal-Mart to the American Heart Association, and include projects for Intel, Microsoft, the University of Washington, Boeing, Starbucks, Group Health Physicians, Moss Adams Accounting, the Cities of Tacoma and Seattle, and numerous hospitals, environmental groups and human service organizations.
Kevin is member of the Applied Improvisation Network, an international association of professional consultants, trainers and practitioners who use improvisation to enhance organizational and individual performance.
Kevin is from Minneapolis, and studied at St. Paul Academy, Bowdoin College, and the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), where he studied Comparative Religion. He has studied Creative Systems Theory with Charles Johnston, MD, Improvisation with Ruth Zaporah, and performance with Meredith Monk and the Comediants (Barcelona).
Kevin has taught over 50 university-level, graduate and professional workshops in improvisation, mask work, ensemble sensibility, clown, voice, and street theater. Kevin’s SPILT project (Spontaneous Imagination Liberation Theater) was a precursor to the recent “Flash Mob” phenomenon.
From 2007-08, Kevin was host and curator the Seattle TV Variety Show Big Night Out, a collaboration between EnJoy Productions and The Seattle Channel, as part of the Art Zone. From 2000 -06, Kevin was a principal performer and Director of Teatro Zinzanni, the circus/dinner theater phenomenon in San Francisco and Seattle. He directed and shared the stage with some of the world’s leading entertainers, including such luminaries as Joan Baez and French cabaret legend Lillian Montevecchi.
Kevin is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and AFTRA. He created the legendary “Jimmy Bright” character for the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as multiple characters for Microsoft Windows Media Center and other commercial launches. He has appeared as an actor in local, regional and national TV and radio commercials. An avid singer/songwriter, Kevin’s first CD, Say It was released in 2005.
He was a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of UMO Ensemble, the region’s most acclaimed original theater company in the 1990’s. Kevin composed the vocal music for most of UMO’s work in the 1990’s, logged over 1200 performances, and designed many of its award-winning educational programs. Kevin also created ground-breaking commissioned performances for Boeing, Microsoft and numerous government agencies. Kevin retired from UMO in 2001.
Kevin created and/or co-wrote the award-winning shows A Pale and Lovely Place (Best Solo Show, 1996), Rain City Rollers (directed by Nikki Appino) and the television pilot Survival Skills (Basic Human Productions)