Kathleen Normington has performed on stage in Japan, Europe, and the US. An actress for over 30 years, yhe has appeared locally with Center Rep, Diablo Actors’ Ensemble, as well as internationally. Kathleen has been a lecturer in the Department of Film and Theatre at San Jose State University since 2002. She regularly directs for the department including Jane Austen’s Emma, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings, Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss, and many others. An adjunct here at DVC since 2014, Kathleen has directed The Taming of the Shrew (2015), Clybourne Park (2016), and Twelfth Night (2018), and as the Faculty Advisor for Aaron’s Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention (2017). Most recently she adapted and directed Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters for DVC Drama. For Renegade Theatre Experiment Kathleen directed The Shape of Things, Boom, 9 Circles and the World Premiere of Max Tachis’ Perishable, Keep Refrigerated, and for the Dragon Theatre, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein. Kathleen co-authored “Simply Acting: A Handbook for Students” and was honored by San Jose State University as the 2012/2013 Outstanding Lecturer. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from The University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University.