Kirsten Brandt


Kirsten Brandt is an award winning director, playwright and producer.  She is the Associate Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre.   From 1999-2005 she served as the Executive Artistic Director of San Diego’s leading alternative theatre Sledgehammer. 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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Kikibrandt@mac dot com   or kirstenb@SJrep dot com

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Coming Up:

The Big Meal

by Dan LeFranc

directed by Kirsten Brandt

San Jose Repertory Theatre

May 2014

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Shakespeare Play On

Santa Cruz

July 2014

Wuthering Heights

adapted and directed by Kirsten Brandt

from the book by Emily Bronte. 

San Jose Repertory Theatre

January 2015

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Arizona Theatre Company

March 2015

On going:

workshop of


photo  credits: 

A Doll’s House Henry DiRocco

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

Will be part of the New York Music Theatre Festival this summer!   Click Here for more details