Kim Stauffer



Campus Office: PAC 358

Kim Stauffer, is a professional actor, director, educator, and member of Actors’ Equity Association. She specializes in actor training that is based in Stanislavski and Meisner techniques. Other areas of expertise include movement for actors, auditioning, and business/networking for emerging artists entering the theatre industry. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of North-Carolina – Greensboro, is an Associate Artist at Chester Theatre in Chester, MA, and is a participant in Paper Lantern Theatre’s Theatre For Our Tomorrow, Winston-Salem NC.
Additionally, Stauffer has a special interest in social justice and applied theatre. She served as director of Barrington Stage Company’s Playwright Mentoring Project which received the 2015 award for Creative Youth Development from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for the program’s work creating devised theatre with under-served youth and teens in the juvenile court system. At UAlbany, she directed the theatre program’s production of Water by the Spoonful which was awarded a Diversity Transformation grant in 2016 from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UAlbany. The production was used in partnership with local organizations such as the Addictions Care Center and Camino Nuevo to facilitate community dialogue surrounding addiction and the opioid crisis.

Stauffer has performed in NYC and regionally. Her credits include:

THEATRE: Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Stuart, Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre). Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Tempest, Macbeth, Pericles, Lorenzaccio (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC); Circle Mirror Transformation (Kansas City Repertory Theatre);  A Streetcar Named Desire, The Crucible (Barrington Stage Company); Outside Mullingar, The Crucible, Taming of the Shrew (Capital Repertory Theatre); Madagascar, Crime and Punishment (Chester Theatre); Emilie du Chatelet Defends her Life Tonight (WAM Theatre); Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville);  Othello (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis);  Proof (Triad Stage);  Time Stands Still (New Century Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Virginia Stage Company).FILM/TV: Hence the Stars, Pearl Divers, Small Shots: The Amish Matrix