Kirsten Brandt


Kirsten Brandt is an award winning director, playwright and producer.   From 1999-2005 she served as the Executive Artistic Director of San Diego’s leading alternative theatre Sledgehammer.   She was the Associate Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre.  She is a lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).


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Coming Up:


by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Santa Cruz Shakespeare

August 2015

photo  credits: 


DR. FAUSTUS Kevin Berne;

ZOOT SUIT (bottom) Daren Scott

Recent Press:

Arizona Daily Star said “It is directed with a sense of style and passion by Kirsten Brandt, is packed with surprising humor, lots of lust, and projections that quickly allow scenes to change swiftly and smoothly.”  about ROMEO AND JULIET

The Good Times said “Let’s just say it’s a hit” about THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.


The New York Times called The Snow Queen “A Fairy-Tale that Rocks”