Chris Kauffman

Chris is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Chair of the department at Gettysburg College where he has directed many productions, including The Importance of Being EarnestOur Town; My Fair LadyWest Side Story; The Imaginary InvalidThe StoryThe Hairy ApeA Streetcar Named Desire; and Measure for Measure among others. Prior to 2004 when he started at Gettysburg, Prof. Kauffman 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 (“Best Original Concept,” San Francisco Fringe Festival); Cabaret Terrarium (Official Selection, New York International Clown-Theatre Festival). With his wife Emily Windover, he collaborated on the physical comedy piece Nhar Moves which was performed at the Ottawa Fringe Theatre Festival in 2013. He spent six seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as the Co-Director (with Emily Windover) of The Greylock Theatre Project, a program that pairs at-risk youth with professionals to create original theatre. He holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College (’92) and an M.F.A. from Brandeis University (’95).

 

Chris  Kauffman

Chris Kauffman
Chairperson/Associate Professor, Theatre Arts

Email: ckauffma@gettysburg.edu
Phone: (717) 337 - 6062

Box: Campus Box 0428

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

Education:
BA Gettysburg College, 1992
MFA Brandeis University, 1995

Link:
Chris Kauffman's solo show