top of page

CHASE KNIFFEN
Award-winning director of plays, musicals, and
theatre for young audiences.

CK_Headshot_Current.jpg

Winner of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016 Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Direction of a Musical for his productions of The Sound of Music, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spring AwakeningThe Color Purple, and Dreamgirls. 

  • MFA in Directing from Pace University (2022)

  • B.A. in Theatre/ History Minor from Virginia Commonwealth University (2019)

  • Associate Artistic Director of Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, Virginia (2010-2018)

 

  • Directed critically-acclaimed and award-winning productions of Fun Home, VioletA Christmas Story, Gypsy, South Pacific, Next to Normal, Caroline, or Change, and Other Desert Cities

  • Founding Artistic Director of Richmond's Stage 1 Theatre Company. Directed and choreographed productions of tick, tick...BOOM!, Children's Letters to God, Nor-mal, and Summer of '42.  Each of these productions was nominated for multiple Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical and Best Musical (2008-2009)

 

  • Attended Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City (2004)

  • StyleWeekly Top 40 Under 40 for work in the Richmond Arts Community.​​

 

 

bottom of page