Kristofer Kauff - Performing Arts Director
A professional theatre director, Kristofer Kauff began his career as an actor working in theatre, film & television, and even theme park entertainment. Kristofer has been directing for over 20 years, working in NYC theatre, off-Broadway, regional, tours, theme parks and many other professional work. Recent productions include The Servant of Two Masters (Portland, ME), Bad Actor (NYC), The Prop Master (NYC), Witchhazel (NYC), Godspell (NYC), For I am Nothing If Not Critical (Washington, D.C.), Our Struggle to be Illustrious (Washington, D.C.) Paginas Latinas (Orlando, FL) Orlando the Television Show... on stage! (Orlando, FL), Assasins, The Producers, Rocky Horror Show and more. He also has extensive experience in developing new plays and musicals.
Kristofer believes in leading a truly collaborative effort, utilizing the strengths of everyone involved in each production. Throughout his career, Kris has dedicated himself to directing shows with a natural and realistic approach, making productions accessible to new and seasoned audiences. In the rehearsal room (and classroom) he works with actors to help find the reality in their characters and relationships, always staying within the shows overall vision.
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."
For full bio, production history, photos, reviews and more visit www.kristoferkauff.com
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