Kristen van Ginhoven
Stratford debut: Assistant director of 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Director: The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls, Melancholy Play (WAM Theatre); Petticoats of Steel (Capital Repertory Theatre); Footloose (Cohoes Music Hall); Vendetta Chrome (Emerson College). Assistant director: Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre, director Edward Hall); Sleuth, Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage Company, director Jesse Berger); The Taming of the Shrew (Actor’s Shakespeare Project, director Melia Bensussen). Actor: An Acre of Time (Tarragon Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Sudbury Theatre Centre), As You Like It (Shakespeare by the Sea), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Repercussion Theatre). Training: Dawson College, Dalhousie University (BA), Queen’s University (BEd), Emerson College (MA, Presidential Fellowship). Et cetera: Kristen is Artistic Director and co-Founder of WAM Theatre, a double philanthropic company located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts that uses theatre to benefit women and girls: www.WAMTheatre.com. Kristen also works internationally as a theatre artist with ISTA, The International Schools Theatre Association, and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Website: www.kristenvanginhoven.com.