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).


agent Phyllis Wender,

The Gersh Agency

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  1. (212) 634-8190

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Now Playing

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Shakespeare Play On

Santa Cruz

July 2014 0 August 10th

“Let’s just say it’s a hit” - Christina Waters, Good Times

Coming Up:

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Arizona Theatre Company

March 2015

photo  credits: 

Merry Wives of Windsor, Shmuel Thaler

Dr. Faustus Kevin Berne;

Zoot Suit (bottom) Daren Scott

           BREAKING NEWS!

                           THE SNOW QUEEN

Book by Kirsten Brandt and Rick Lombardo

music by Haddon Kime

lyrics by Kirsten Brandt, Haddon Kime and Rick Lombardo

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