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Craig D. Kinzer
Associate Professor Emeritus

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.


MFADirecting, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
BSCommunication, Northwestern University


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