Office: HGH 202
Phone: (408) 924-4534
Kathleen Normington has taught at SJSU since 1999. She received her B.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University. She has done additional study with a focus on the works of William Shakespeare at Oxford University, England, under the direction of renowned acting teacher John Barton. For the department, she has directed numerous productions including Charles Mees Big Love, Mary Zimmermans The Secret in the Wings, and Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream and Twelfth Night. She has also directed locally at Renegade Theatre Experiment, The Dragon Theatre, and assistant directed at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. As an actress, Kathleen has performed on stages from Europe to Japan to Los Angeles. In the Bay Area she has appeared in productions at Center Rep, Diablo Actors Ensemble, and many others. In 1997 she was honored by the Crown Prince of Belgium for her direction of James McLures Laundry and Bourbon at the FEATS theatre festival. Kathleen teaches beginning and advanced acting, theatre appreciation, script analysis, and voice and movement.