Lecturer in Playwriting & Associate Chair of Playwriting Department
Kenneth Prestininzi is a playwright and director and the Associate Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. He has taught playwriting and performance courses at ACT of San Francisco, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Brown University, Cornell University, Intersection for the Arts, Northwestern University, University of Iowa and West Coast Playwrights. He has written and directed new plays for the last twenty years in Brighton (England), Cambridge, Chicago, Edinburgh, Kalamazoo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Philadelphia, Prague, Providence, and San Francisco and has received theatre awards from the American College Theatre Festival, California Arts Council, Djerassi Artist Program, Gerbode Foundation, Goethe Institute, LEF Foundation, Millay Arts Colony, National Endowment of the Humanities, Rockerfeller Foundation and the San Francisco Cultural Equity Office. His play Chaste was recently produced at Trap Door Theatre in Chicago (Kate Hendrickson, director) and he recently directed T.I.C. (Encore Theatre at the Magic Theatre) and boom (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory) by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. He has been resident artist at Perishable Theatre, associate artistic director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory, artistic director of West Coast Playwrights and treasurer of Performance Studies international.