Craig D. Kinzer

Craig Kinzer has worked as a professional director, and for two years served as artistic director of the CSC Repertory, an Off-Broadway resident company. In New York, he produced more than twenty plays and staged productions of Ibsen's Brand, The Underpants, Frankenstein, and Sophocles' Ajax. In Chicago he worked with the EconoArt Theatre company as an actor, director, and artistic advisor, and has staged productions of The Underpants and Moliere's Scapin. At Northwestern, he has directed numerous productions including Horvath's Tales from the Vienna Woods, Brecht's A Man's a Man, Peter Barnes' Red Noses, Stoppard's The Real Thing, Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Alexander Ostrovsky's The Forest, Blithe Spirit, and the English language premiere of Stanislawa Przybyszewska's The Danton Case. In 1997, he directed the American premiere of Helene Cixous' The Perjured City, or the Furies Awakening, in collaboration with the author. He has written and lectured widely on directing, theatre pedagogy, and particularly the works of Bertold Brecht. Kinzer has been published in Communications, The Brecht Yearbook, and Theatre Journal.


MFA Directing, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
BS Communication, Northwestern University


140-1 Theatre in Context
340-1,2 Stage Directing
362-2 Modern Drama: Drama, Performance and Nationalism
374-0 Text Analysis for Theatrical Production
502-0 Dramatic Theory: Theories of Directing
351-0 Staging Contemporary Drama
441-0 Studies in Modern Theatre: 20th Century Stage Production
448-0 Studies in American Theatre and Drama


Craig D. Kinzer

Associate Professor Emeritus




Theatre and Interpretation Center
1949 Campus Drive, Room 206
Evanston , IL 60208-2430



Graduate Programs:

Theatre and Drama