Kevlyn Hayes (instructor, counselor) graduated from NIU in 2006 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting. She also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia and the Actor's Movement Studio in New York City. She lives in Chicago, where she serves as the artistic director of Found Objects Theatre Grp. a company that produces new works based on literary and historical source texts. She recently participated in Director's Lab Chicago, a symposium of local and international directors. Kevlyn has been on the staff of the NIU theatre camps since 2004.