Kyle VanPool became a member of RCP during the 2004 season when he was cast in the show "Love, Sex, and the IRS" and the show "Star Spangled Girl". It was also during this time he began acting in the ScallyWag Theatre's Mighty Mississippi River Melodrama. The following season, he was cast in "Murder at the Howard Johnson's". Unfortunately, due to work schedules and such, this was the last time Kyle was on stage for RCP. But his passion for theatre and love of acting didn't stop there; in fact it was just beginning.
In 2006, Kyle enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University's BFA program in Performing Arts. He was cast in the River Campus' inaugural production of "Big River", followed by roles in "The 1940's Radio Hour", "Sweet Charity", "Carousel", "Blood Wedding", "Anything Goes",and "Psycho Beach Party". He was aslo involved in the staged reading of "Cloud 9" and the student film "SINGLE". He also originated the role of Bonnie in "The Cow and the Milk", a one-act play written by Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson.
Although his first love is acting, he wore many hats during his time at Southeast. He was a costume shop assistant, a student worker for the department of Theatre and Dance and served on hair/make-up crews for "Crimes of the Heart" and "Little Shop of Horrors".
Kyle graduated last month as one of the outstanding seniors of the department and was given the opportunity to perform in a student showcase in New York, NY. Currently, Kyle is still in New York City interning at the Lucille Lortel Foundation and Off-Broadway League and attending open calls and other auditions in the city.
Kyle still continues to be an active member of RCP. He can often be seen collecting money at the door or selling raffle tickets at our productions. He attends fundraisers and public functions on our behalf and is a guest every year at the Abbott Awards. Congrats to you Kyle, you are a huge part of our group, we love you and hope for you only the best because you are the best!!!!!!!!