Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Robert Kalfin Biography (1933-)
Born April 22, 1933, in New York, NY; son of Alfred A. (a real estate broker)and Hilda (a kindergarten teacher; maiden name, Shulman) Kalfin. Addresses: OFFICE--312 W. 20th Street, Apt. 2D, New York, NY 10011. AGENT--c/o Roseanne Kirk, 161 W. 54th Street, Suite 1204, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- April 22, 1933
- New York, New York, United States
- FIRST NEW YORK STAGE WORK--Assistant stage manager, Uncle Vanya, Fourth Street Theatre, 1956.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Co-producer and director, The Golem, St. Marks Playhouse, New York City,1959.
- producer, An Evening of European Theatre, 41st Street Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- director, The Good Soldier Schweik, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1961.
- director, The Solid Gold Cadillac, ART Repertory Theatre, Rockville, MD,1962.
- director, The Love of Four Colonels, Anniversary Waltz, Witness for the Prosecution, The Male Animal, The Little Hut, Night Must Fall, Private Lives,all Tanglewood Barn Theatre, Clemmons, SC, 1964.
- director, Five Days, One of Us Has Been Ignited, The Furthermost Finger of Fillmore, all Chelsea Theatre Center, New York City, 1965- 66.
- director, The Rainmaker, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 1966.
- director, The Glass Menagerie, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 1966.
- director, Puntila and His Hired Man, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1967.
- director, Christophe, My Friend Weissmann Is Back!, both Chelsea TheatreCenter, 1968.
- director, The Judas Applause, Chelsea Theatre Center, 1969.
- director, Things to Hear, Things to See--An Evening with Huckleberry Finn, The Universal Nigger, both Chelsea Theatre Center, 1970.
- director, Tarot, Chelsea Theatre Center, 1970, then Circle in the Square,New York City, 1971.
- director, Kaddish, Chelsea Theatre Center, then Circle in the Square, both 1972.
- director, Sunset, Chelsea Theatre Center, 1972.
- director, The Lady from the Sea, New Repertory Company, Gotham Art Theatre, New York City, 1973.
- director, Total Eclipse, Chelsea Theatre Center, 1974.
- director, Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy, Chelsea Theatre Center, then (as Yentl)Eugene O'Neill Theatre, both 1975.
- director, Polly, Chelsea Theatre Center, 1975.
- The Prince of Homburg, Brooklyn Academy of Music, then Theatre Four, both1976.
- Happy End, Brooklyn Academy of Music, then Martin Beck Theatre, both 1977.
- Strider, Chelsea Westside Theatre, then Helen Hayes Theatre, both 1979, later Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle,WA, both 1981, and in Israel.
- Producer and director, Hijinks!, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, New York City,1980-81.
- director, The Upper Depths, Wonderhorse Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- producer, Shades of Brown and The Trial of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., bothNew Federal Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- producer, Shades of Brown The Big Holiday Broadcast, Amateurs, Paradise!,Sleuth, producer and director, The Seagull, Have, Amadeus, all at Playhousein the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1984-85.
- director, A Shayna Maidel: The Life of a Family, Hartford Stage Company,Hartford, CT, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, and National JewishTheatre, Chicago, IL, all 1986.
- producer, Song for a Saturday, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Also directed Amadeus, Citadel Theatre; Lorca, Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre; produced Candide, Chelsea Theatre Center, later on Broadway, both1974, as well as over 100 other productions for the Chelsea Theatre Company.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director, The Skin of Our Teeth, Chelsea Theatre Center, Scandinavian cities, 1968.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Director, "The Prince of Homburg," Theatre in America, PBS.
- See production detail above.
- (Adaptor) Golem, Samuel French, 1959.
- (adaptor) The Good Soldier Schweik, Samuel French, 1961.
- (co-adaptor, with Leah Napolin) Yentl, Samuel French, 1975.
- (co-adaptor, with Steve Brown) Strider, Samuel French, 1979.
- (co-adapter) Hijinks!, Samuel French, 1980.
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