Kathleen Normington has performed on stage in Japan, Europe, and the US. An actress for over 30 years, she most recently appeared in the Spartan Films feature film Always Learning. Kathleen is currently a professor of Theatre Arts at San Jose State University where she teaches acting, voice and movement, theatre appreciation and directs for the department. Among the productions she has directed are Jane Austen’s Emma, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night. She is on the board of Renegade Theatre Experiment where she has directed Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Boom, and Bill Cain’s 9 Circles. Kathleen co-authored Simply Acting: A Handbook for Students and was honored by San Jose State University as the 2012/2013 Outstanding Lecturer.