Normington, Kathleen J

Normington, Kathleen J

Lecturer AY-A, TV, Radio, Film & Theatre




Preferred: (408) 924-4534

Alternate: 408-924-4534

Office Hours

Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm and Wednesday 10:30am - 1:00pm


  • Bachelor of Arts, Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, 1981
  • Master of Arts, Theatre Arts, San Jose State University, California, United States, 1994


Kathleen Normington has been on the faculty of the Department of TV, Radio, Film, Theatre since 1999. She teaches Beginning and Advanced Acting, Script Analysis, Theatre Appreciation, and Great Comedies of the Theatre. Her creative projects include, writing and directing Words, Words, Words: Will's Way for STEP (School Touring Ensemble Program)which was presented at the 2005 CETA conference. She has frequently collaborated with Dr. Adrienne Eastwood on The Shakespeare Project, directing scenes from the plays of Shakespeare that supported curriculum within the English Department. For the Theatre Department she has directed Harold Pinter's Mountain Language (2000), Love's Fire (2000), The Witch of Blackbird Pond (2005), Big Love by Charles Mee (2007), Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007), Mary Zimmerman's The Secret in the Wings (Spring 2009) and this Fall recently completed Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In addition, she has directed for many local theatre companies including Neil Labute's The Shape of Things for San Jose's Renegade Theatre Experience, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein at the Dragon Theatre and served as assistent director for Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde at Shakespeare Santa Cruz this past summer. Her productions of The Shape of Things and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein were recognized as outstanding productions for the 2009/2010 season in the South Bay. Kathleen recently published Simply Acting: A Handbook for Student Actors with colleague Amy Glazer.

Kathleen has lived and worked in Japan and Europe and has done advanced study in Oxford, England. In addition to theatre Kathleen is most passionate about scuba diving, tennis, and her husband, Kim and 17 year old son, Joe.


Additional Training:

British American Drama Academy, Oxford University, 1998