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freelance/self-employed theater director

Risa Brainin, American freelance/self-employed theater director. Member of Theatre Communications Group, Stage Society Directors and Choreographers.

Background

Brainin, Risa was born on July 3, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Norman Herbert and Constance Spears Brainin.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1984.

Career

Director education SteppingStone Theatre Youth Development, St. Paul, 1989—1990. Associate company director, resident director, acting instructor Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1988—1997. Associate artistic director Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, 1997—2000, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City.

Artistic director Shakespeare Santa Cruz, California, since 2001. Freelance director, Minnesota, 1987—1997. Adjunct instructor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1992—1996.

Membership

Member of Theatre Communications Group, Stage Society Directors and Choreographers.

Connections

Married Michael Edward Klaers, August 7, 1993.

father:
Norman Herbert

mother:
Constance Spears Brainin

spouse:
Michael Edward Klaers