Drama

Kathleen Weiss


Education

Master of Fine Arts in Directing, University of British Columbia, 1977.

American Conservatory Training Congress, One-Year Certificate, 1973.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, University of New Mexico, 1972.

Major Career Achievements

Chair, Department of Drama, University of Alberta. 2010 - present.

Associate Professor Department of Drama , University of Alberta. 2003- present.

Artistic Director, Women in View Festival, Vancouver. Company developed and showcased new theatre initiated by women from diverse cultures.

Artistic Director, Tamahnous Theatre, Vancouver. Company created and produced original theatre which transcended traditional theatre content and conventions.

Freelance Director for Vancouver Moving Theatre, Full Circle, Western Gold Theatre, Playwright’s Theatre Centre, Green Thumb Theatre, Arts Club Theatre. Touchstone Theatre, Firehall Theatre, White Rock Summer Theatre, Waterfront Theatre, City Stage Theatre.

Recent Directing and Dramaturgy Credits

Adaptation of RUR by Karl Capek

House of Furies,  new work for Stage Lab 2014

Blood Wedding, Studio Theatre 2014

Jane Austen Action Figure, Stage Lab 2013

Tumult by Renatta Aulik for Canoe Festival and Northern Arts Cultural Centre in Yellowknife

Cymbeline, Studio Theatre

Quality. Elaine Avila. Tricklock Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hedda Gabler in Rutherford House. Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Weiss and Thingelstad. Vault Theatre.

Cymbeline.  Adaptation from William Shakespeare. Tricklock Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Recent Graduate Supervisions

Chris Bullough, MFA Directing, to be completed May 2016.
Lucy Collingwood,  MFA Directing, completed October 2014.
Jessica Carmicheal  MFA Directing, completed October 2013
Priscilla Yakieles,  MFA Playwrighting, completed 2012.
Clinton Carew, MFA Directing, completed 2012.
Michael Peng, MFA Directing, completed 2007.
Andrea Boyd, MFA Directing, completed 2006.
Meredith Kenzie, MA Drama, completed 2006.