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Richard Keitel


Director of Theatre Arts

Contact Information


  • M.F.A., Theatre, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Theatre and Philosophy, State University of New York College at Oneonta

Courses Taught

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Improvisation


Richard Keitel came to Point Park after teaching for six years at the University of Pittsburgh. He loves the enthusiasm of Point Park students, and his philosophy is to try to make each student the best actor and director he or she can be. He is the faculty advisor to the Point Park Bike Club and is an avid biker and disc golfer. He is currently performing with Pittsburgh Playback Theatre.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Membership

  • Actor's Equity

Selected Artistic Works

  • King Lear, Performer, Playhouse Rep
  • Private Eyes, Performer, Playhouse Rep
  • American Buffalo and Collected Stories, Director, City Theatre
  • Wild Duck, Director, Quantum Theatre
  • Room Service, Director, Pittsburgh Playhouse
  • Glass Menagerie, Director, Primestage Theatre
  • Motherfu#ker With the Hat, Director, barebones theatre
  • Small Engine Repair, Director, barebones theatre

Research Interests

  • Acting
  • Directing

Selected Awards and Honor

  • Best Actor, Private Eyes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Harry Schwab Award ("The Harry") for Excellence in Theatre, Pittsburgh Magazine
  • Honored at Primestage Theatre's 2012 Gala for Excellence in Directing

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