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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Coming Up:

Wuthering Heights

Adapted and directed by Kirsten Brandt

from the novel by Emily Bronte

New Fortune Theatre Company

January 26, 2014

at North Coast Rep, Solana Beach CA 

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Arizona Theatre Company

March 2015


by William Shakespeare

directed by Kirsten Brandt

Santa Cruz Shakespeare

August 2015

photo  credits: 

Merry Wives of Windsor, Shmuel Thaler

Dr. Faustus Kevin Berne;

Zoot Suit (bottom) Daren Scott

Recent Press:

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”