Chris is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Chair of the department at Gettysburg College where he has directed many productions, including Circle Mirror Transformation; Middletown; The Imaginary InvalidThe StoryThe Hairy ApeA Streetcar Named DesireA Chorus Line; The Importance of Being EarnestOur Town; My Fair LadyWest Side Story; and Measure for Measure among others. Prior to teahing at Gettysburg, Chris worked in New York City and performed in, or directed, numerous productions at Bleecker Street Theatre; HERE Arts Center; The Westbeth Theatre; The Brick Theatre; PS 122; and the Florence Gould Hall, among others. He has also performed at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA; Perseverance Theater in Juneau, AK; W.H.A.T. in Wellfleet; Theatre Project in Baltimore; a national tour of The Miser; a tour of Brazil with contemporary dance company Dona Orpheline; and a tour to Prague with a two-person comedy the he co-created called Motel California (Official selection, HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival). Along with collaborator Richard Harrington, he is the co-creator of two other plays: Nharcolepsy  and Cabaret Terrarium which they have toured extensively. With his wife Emily Windover, he collaborated on the physical comedy piece Nhar Moves which was performed at the Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival. He created another solo show, Action Figure, which played at the Winnipeg International Fringe. He spent six seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as the Co-Director of The Greylock Theatre Project, a program that pairs at-risk youth with professionals to create original theatre. Chris plays Dr. Harmon, a neurosurgeon, in the feature film 1000-1: The Cory Weissman Story. He holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College (’92) and an M.F.A. in Acting from Brandeis University (’95). He also studied with Philippe Gaulier in New York and at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Etampes, France.


Chris  Kauffman

Chris Kauffman
Chairperson/Associate Professor, Theatre Arts

Phone: (717) 337 - 6062

Box: Campus Box 0428

Address: Brua Hall
Lower Level
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

BA Gettysburg College, 1992
MFA Brandeis University, 1995