UMKC Conservatory Welcomes Theatre Faculty Logan Vaughn

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to welcome Logan Vaughn, Assistant Teaching Professor of Acting, Fall 2020. 

Logan is a New York-based artist and director of new work. In 2008 Logan was awarded the Goodman Theater's prestigious Joyce Arts Fellowship in Casting and subsequently worked as a casting director in the Tony Award-winning theater's casting department for five seasons. In addition to the Goodman she has cast for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory, Cardinal Stage and Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Logan was Playwrights Horizons Director in Residence 2012–2013. In 2012 Logan was also named a Member of the Director's Lab, Lincoln Center. As a director she has worked with The Public Theater, MCC Theater, Sundance, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Apollo Theater, Geva Theatre, Playwrights' Center, The Playwrights Realm, Mosaic Theatre, 59E59, National Black Theatre and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Her work in film includes assisting the Academy Award-winning producing team behind Precious and Monster's Ball as well as serving as head of casting for several award-winning independents. Logan received a 2019 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Direction of a Play for the New York premiere of Loy A. Webb's The Light at MCC Theater. And most recently she directed the world premiere of Legacy Land (The Kilroys List 2020) by Stacey Rose at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Logan currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Ojai Playwrights Conference.

In television she has shadowed for HBO, the FOX Network (APB) and the Paramount Network (WACO mini-series). Logan trained professionally as a dancer for fifteen years with various companies including Gus Giordano and Visceral Dance. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from Columbia College, Chicago and has been featured in national and international publications including Glamour, Essence, Lucky and Globetrotter Magazine.