She has acted in the roles of Abigail in The Crucible, Penelope in See How They Run, a witch in Machbeth, and had lead roles in The Cleverest Thief and Gone Missing, among others.
In 2014, Kinkade competed in the Irene Ryan competition hosted at the Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Kinkade moved on to the semi-finals with her partner, Ben Isaacs. Regional competition winners receive a scholarship, have their travel expenses to the nationals reimbursed, and have a chance to receive one of the two national Irene Ryan Scholarships. In 2015, she performed in the BYU Showcase in the June Havoc Theatre in New York.