2010 - present


photo by Jim Carmody


Kyle T. Hester is a bi-coastal actor who has been featured in theatre around the country, as well as films, commercials and video games.

See below for exciting updates and news!


March, 2020

Next project!  Kyle will be playing Sergius in Shaw's romantic comedy Arms and the Man at the Jewel Theatre in Santa Cruz, directed by Nike Doukas, May 13 - June 7.  Tickets and more information available here.

December 9, 2019

Excited to be appearing as The Monster Maker in Meghan Brown's sweet, sad short play I Killed a Tiger, directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, presented as part of the very awesome Meet Cute LA, which is dedicated to promoting new works and fostering new artistic communities by pairing playwrights with directors.  Two shows only, December 17 and 18, at 8pm at the Broadwater.  Tickets available here!

November 10, 2019

Kyle will be appearing as Gerald in a staged reading of a new adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love by Art Manke and Douglas Langworthy, directed by Andrew Borba.  One performance only, November 17 at 6:30pm, as part of the Classic Sundays reading series at Antaeus Theatre Company.  Visit their website for more info!

June 4, 2019

So, so delighted to announce that after two rounds of workshops, amazing audience feedback, and lots of "eh's" and "ya know's", The Canadians by Adam Bock has been announced as part of South Coast Rep's 2019-20 season, opening at the Argyros Stage, directed by Jaime Castañeda and running September 29 - August 20.  Kyle will be returning as Gordy in this word premiere production!  Tickets and more info can be found here!

2010 - present

June 1, 2019

Filming has begun for Earthquake Country, a new feature film written and directed by Hallie and Audrey McPherson.  Kyle is very excited to be a part of this beautiful film surrounded by so many talented artists and friends!

April 12, 2019

Kyle has been cast as Edgar in King Lear at the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre, directed by Nike Doukas and featuring H. Richard Greene as Lear, running July 18 - August 3.  More info can be found here!

February 15, 2019

The Canadians is having its next reading as part of South Coast Rep's Pacific Playwrights Festival, and Kyle will be returning to continue working on this awesome play in the next stage of its development!  The reading will take place on April 26, 2019 at 4 pm.

Visit here for more info!

November 29, 2018

Kyle has been cast in a reading of Adam Bock's new play 

The Canadians, directed by Jaime Castañeda and produced as part of South Coast Repertory's NewSCRipts series. 

One performance only, on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets available here!

September 28, 2018

Kyle will be understudying the role of Guildenstern in A Noise Within's production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  So excited to have the opportunity to work with ANW for the first time! 

August 29, 2018

Kyle will be understudying the role of the Cockroach in Eric Reyes Loo's new family dramedy Death and Cockroaches, produced by Chalk Rep and directed by none other than the wonderful Jennifer Chang.  More info to come! 

June 20, 2018

High tea?  Scones?  Outdoor theatre?  You know you want to!  Kyle will be playing the little wisp of a would-be lover Bentley in Chalk Repertory's staged reading of Shaw's hilarious comedy Misalliance, at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library on Sunday, June 24 at 2pm.  Click here for more info!

January 25, 2018

Showcase time!  Kyle and the rest of his class of the UCSD Acting MFA's of 2018 will be presenting their industry showcase in NY on April 9 and LA on April 24!  Check out the website here to reserve tickets and more info!

January 13, 2018

Kyle will be directing a joint production of Edward Albee's The American Dream and Thornton Wilder's The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, running January 13-14 at UCSD.

November 20, 2017

Kyle will be playing Iago in Othello, directed by Dylan Key, running February 21 - March 3 at UCSD.  Tickets and more info available here!

September 4, 2017

Kyle will be playing Ray in What of the Night?, by María Irene Fornés, directed by Katie Pearl, running November 11-18 at UCSD.  Tickets and more info available here!

May 1, 2017

Kyle will be playing Peter in Strange Men, a new play by Will Snider, directed by Will Detlefsen (third time working on a show together!), running May 11-20 at the Wagner New Play Festival.  Tickets and more info available here!

March 31, 2017

Kyle will be appearing in the La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere production of Hansol Jung's new play Wild Goose Dreams, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5-October 1.  Tickets and more info available here!

November 1, 2016

Kyle will be playing Billy in UCSD's upcoming production of David Rabe's Streamers, directed by Kim Rubinstein, running February 21-March 4.  Tickets available here!

September 26, 2016

Kyle will be playing Jan in UCSD's upcoming production of Native Son, directed by Casey Stangl, running November 7-19.  Tickets available here!

August 28, 2016

Kyle will be playing Prior Walter in UCSD's upcoming production of Angels in America: Perestroika, running September 24-25.  Tickets available here!

May 1, 2016

Kyle was called in by Teresa Sapien to audition for Tiger Style!, a new play opening in Fall 2016 at the La Jolla Playhouse.

April 1, 2016

Kyle was cast in Santa Cruz Shakespeare's productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet, running July 12-August 28.  Tickets available here!

March 13, 2016

Kyle was cast as Andrew in UCSD's production of Go. Please. Go. by Emily Feldman, at the Wagner New Play Festival.  Tickets available here!

January 1, 2016

Kyle was cast as Bejart in UCSD's production of La Bête, directed by Marco Barricelli.  Tickets available here!

November 10, 2015

Kyle's voice-over work will be featured in "Fallout 4"!

August 10, 2015

Kyle will be appearing as an Executive Tech in "The Temp Agency", available to rent and buy on Amazon and iTunes!

May 12, 2015

Kyle was cast as Malcolm in Macbeth at the Harold Clurman Lab Theatre!

May 10, 2015

Kyle was accepted into the Grad Acting program at UC San Diego!