Originally from New Jersey, Kristofer Kauff began his career as an actor working on shows from Off-Broadway, Regional, Community Theater, Film and Television, as well as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.   As a Director he has forged an extensive career over the last 20 years.  Kris's resourcefulness, patience, and passion for collaboration are the cornerstones of each production. 

He is a proud associate member of SDC.

Philosophy and Approach 

"I believe in leading a truly collaborative effort, utilizing the strengths of everyone involved in each production.  Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to directing shows with an honest and natural approach, making productions accessible to new and seasoned audiences.  In the rehearsal process I encourage actors to search for the reality in their characters and relationships, always staying within the shows overall vision.  It's about bridging the script to the audience, always staying true to the writers intent."


Kristofer has been a professional director for over 25 years, working in NYC, off-Broadway, regional, tours, educational theatre, theme parks and many other professional productions. He is currently the Artistic Director at Schoolhouse Arts Center.

Recently he has focused on developing new work through workshops, readings, and full productions including Underneath (NYC), Bad Actor (NYC), The Prop Master (NYC), Witchhazel (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).

Other directing credits - NYC: Bad Actor (The Tank), The Prop Master (Theatre for a New City), Hazelbert: Note of Doom (WorkShop Theatre), FEARS (The Players Theatre), Godspell (AWT, NYC), Dinner With Friends (Peters Alley Prod.), For I am Nothing If Not Critical (Anacostia Arts Center), Pippin (Baltimore), Superior Donuts (Colonial Players), Paginas Latinas (MicheLee), Orlando the Television Show... on stage! (Cameo Theatre), Assasins (Old Library Theatre), The Producers (Arts Barn), Rocky Horror Show (Little Theatre of Alexandria) and other off-broadway, regional, tours, educational theatre, community theatre, film, television, and other professional productions.  (For a more detailed list, please visit the productions page.)


Kristofer Kauff