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Gina Kaufmann
Undergraduate Program Director
Associate Professor, Performance and Directing
B.A. University of Iowa in Iowa City
M.F.A. University of Texas at Austin



Gina Kaufmann is an Associate Professor of Acting and Directing now in her ninth year at UMass. She has worked as a director and acting coach in numerous regional venues, including The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. In New York, she has directed for SoHo Rep, Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, Wings Theatre, and Dixon Place.  Most recently, she directed a musical version of Tartuffe at Shakespeare & Company, Street Scene for Five College Opera,The Last Five Years for The Majestic Theater and Luna Gale for New Century Theatre. She has worked extensively on new play development, including three years as a guest director with Paula Vogel and the New Play Festival at Brown University, directing a production of Vogel's own play, Hot'n'Throbbing at Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theatre, and four years as the Artistic Director of The Unusual Cabaret in Maine.  Gina is a member of The Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).



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