Currently in the NYC area, Kristofer began his career as an actor working on shows from Off-Broadway, Regional, Community Theater, Film and Television, as well as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Kristofer’s true passion, however, lies in directing where he has forged an extensive career over the last 17 years. With a commitment to true naturalism, his unique visions, his resourcefulness, and his versatility have made each and every show a success. Most recent directing credits include Assassins (Fair Lawn, NJ), Witchhacel (NYC), Dinner With Friends (Arlington, VA), Godspell (NYC), FEARS (NYC) Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (Annapolis, MD), The Rocky Horror Show (Alexandria VA), Superior Donuts (Annapolis, MD), The Producers (Gaithersburg, MD), Pippin (Baltimore, MD), Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical The Musical, Inherit the Wind, Comedy of Errors, Orlando the Television Show… On Stage, and The Land of Counterpane. He is also working with playwrights developing and workshopping new works.
Throughout his career, Kris has dedicated himself to directing shows with a natural and realistic approach, making productions accessible to new and seasoned audiences. In the rehearsal process he allow actors to search for the reality in their characters and relationships, always staying within the shows overall vision. Kris truly loves working with actors and designers, and believes in leading a collaborative effort.
Kristofer has taken great pride in sharing his passion and knowledge through workshops, classes, and private coaching. In 2000 he headed workshops and directed theatre for younger audiences with MicheLee Puppets in Orlando, FL. Since then he has served as the Theatre Director for Camp Echo Lake in NY (2004-2008) and is currently the Performing Arts Director at Maine Arts Camp (Since 2011).
Name: Kristofer Kauff
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Theatre Director