Welcome

  • tokyo fish story

    tokyo fish story

    by Kimber Lee, directed by Kirsten Brandt, TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley
  • Dr. Faustus

    Dr. Faustus

    by Christopher Marlowe, adapted and directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Repertory Theatre
  • My Mañana Comes

    My Mañana Comes

    by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Kirsten Brandt , Marin Theatre Company
  • Zoot Suit

    Zoot Suit

    By Luis Valdez directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Diego Repertory Theatre
  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    by William Shakespeare, directed by Kirsten Brandt, Arizona Theatre Company
  • Next Fall

    Next Fall

    by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Repertory Theatre
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    by William Shakespeare, directed by Kirsten Brandt, Santa Cruz Shakespeare
  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    by William Shakespeare, directed by Kirsten Brandt, Santa Cruz Shakespeare
  • Legacy of Light

    Legacy of Light

    by Karen Zacarías, directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Repertory Theatre
  • NU

    NU

    Written and directed by Kirsten Brandt, Sledgehammer Theatre
  • The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen

    book by Kirsten Brandt and Rick Lombardo, music by Haddon Kime, Lyrics by Brandt, Kime and Lombardo, directed by Rick Lombardo, San Jose Repertory
Kirsten Brandt is an award winning playwright, director and producer.  She served for six seasons as Artistic Director of Sledgehammer Theatre where she directed over a dozen plays and wrote BERZERKERGANG, THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT, and NU.  She was the Associate Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre, where she directed DR. FAUSTUS, NEXT FALL, THE BIG MEAL, LEGACY OF LIGHT and GROUNDSWELL, among others.  As a director, Ms. Brandt work has been seen at San Jose Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, North Coast Repertory, and Arizona Theatre Company.  She is the co-adapter of Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL'S HOUSE, which had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre.  Her telematic, multi-site play THE THINNING VEIL was produced at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her other plays include THE MECHANIC'S DAUGHTER, THE WAVES,  and an adaptation of Bronte's WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

About Kirsten Brandt

Kirsten Brandt is an award winning playwright, director and producer. She served for six seasons as Artistic Director of Sledgehammer Theatre where she directed over a dozen plays and wrote BERZERKERGANG, THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT, and NU. She was the Associate Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre, where she directed DR. FAUSTUS, NEXT FALL, THE BIG MEAL, LEGACY OF LIGHT and GROUNDSWELL, among others. As a director, Ms. Brandt work has been seen at San Jose Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, North Coast Repertory, and Arizona Theatre Company. She is the co-adapter of Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE, which had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre. Her telematic, multi-site play THE THINNING VEIL was produced at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her other plays include THE MECHANIC’S DAUGHTER, THE WAVES, and an adaptation of Bronte’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

Upcoming directing projects:

A DREAM PLAY by August Strindberg, adapted and directed by Kirsten Brandt from the translation by Anne-Charlotte Harvey, University of California, Santa Cruz, Experimental Theatre, May 22 – 29, 2016

I ENTER THE VALLEY  by Dipika Guha, directed by Kirsten Brandt, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, August 19th & 21st.  

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY  by Karen Zacarias, directed by Kirsten Brandt The Jewel Theatre, Santa Cruz, January 26 — February 19, 2017

Upcoming writing projects:

Plays in Process:

Grendel’s Mother; an exploration into the female monster

Gewgaw; a contemporary comedy for 5 women

Pastel, a short play about Mary Blair

The Voice of the Century, a play about Kirsten Flagstad

A Thirst for Salt a project with Janet Hayatshahi & Lily Kelting