Kristofer Kauff

Performing Arts Director

Kris has been with Maine Arts Camp since 2011. A professional theater director, he is also currently the Artistic Director at Schoolhouse Arts Center. Originally from New Jersey, Kristofer began his career as an actor working Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, Community Theatre, Film and Television, and even Theme Parks. He has been a professional director for over 25 years, working in NYC, off-Broadway, regional, tours, educational theatre, theme parks and many other professional productions.  Recent productions: NYC: Underneath, Alice!, Assassins, Bad Actor, The Prop Master, Hazelbert: Note of Doom, FEARS, Godspell; REGIONAL and RESIDENCY: Dinner with Friends (Peters Alley Productions), For I am Nothing If Not Critical (Anacostia Arts Center), Our Struggle to be Illustrious (KAS, Dupont Circle), Pippin (Best Director/Choreographer of a Musical), Superior Donuts (Best Director of a Play, Best Stage Combat Choreography) Paginas Latinas (MicheLee Puppets), Orlando the Television Show… on stage! (Best Director of a play/special event), Assassins (Old Library Theatre), The Producers (Best Director/Choreographer of a Musical), Rocky Horror Show (Best Director of a Musical) and more. Multiple live events and shows for the WALT DISNEY COMPAY and UNIVERSAL STUDIOS (Orlando, FL). Kris has been teaching theatre just as long as he has been directing. As an instructor he ensures that lessons are ideal for both new and experienced actors. Every “student” receives personalized instruction, with honest and useful feedback. The classroom is always a fun and positive environment, focusing on developing the individuals strengths, making sure they have the confidence needed to perfect their skills. “Every performer has their own strengths and unique abilities. It is my goal to pull out those strengths and develop them. From the audition to the final performance, actors will be ready for anything that is thrown at them. It doesn’t matter if you are training for a professional career, college auditions, school plays, or just to gain confidence in yourself. Every road is different and that’s what makes every performers story so interesting.” A proud associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. For more, visit