Theatre & Opera
Frank directed This Day and Age, a witty,
sophisticated, and very funny comedy by Nagle
Jackson, in the summer of 2010 at Creede
Repertory Theatre in Colorado. This was his sixth
production for CRT, where he earned a Denver
Post Ovation Award as "Best Director" for his
production of Sweeney Todd in 2006.
In spring 2010, Frank directed a reading of Jeff Carey's
play, Wolfbane, a poetic, comic, erotic thriller by Jeff
Carey, at the Arias studios in NY.
This Day and Age
Creede Repertorty Theatre
Frank received a Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival citation for "Excellence in Directing" for
his work on Shaw's Arms and the Man for The College
at Brockport, SUNY in spring of 2010.
ACTF Certificate of Merit,
Commendation . . .
"Excellence in Directing"
Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC
THE FALLEN SAVED
Frank's production of W.H. Smith's classic
19th-century temperance drama, The
Drunkard, an Equity showcase production for
the Metropolitan Playhouse in New York in
late 2010, was hailed by the New York Times
as a "lively," and "engaging revival."
In November, Frank staged a new production of
George Frideric Handel's Orlando for Sacramento
Opera. Written in 1719, Orlando, one of Handel's
"magic" operas, is rarely performed today. The
Sacramento Bee noted that "The key to a success
with 'Orlando' happens upon singers injecting their
characters with the right dose of humanizing emotion.
This was a hallmark of this Francis Kuhn production."
photo credit: Jaine Cingone
photo credit: John Gary Brown
The Lehigh Valley Press named Frank's
production of Schwartz & Tebelak's
Godspell for Muhlenberg Suimmer
Music Theatre in Allentown, PA, Best
Professional Musical in Lehigh Valley
for 2011, characterizing the production
as "inspired, thought-provoking, and
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre
Video interview regardingThe Drunkard and Orlando:
"The College at Brockport's Frank Kuhn Directs on Both Coasts"
Video interview regarding College at Brockport production:
"Three Questions with Frank Kuhn, Director of 'Coyote on a Fence'"
Staged Reading at Geva Theatre . . .
A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter
In early fall, 2012, Frank directed Mark Cuddy, Patricia Hodges,
and Kim Sullivan in a reading of an early Pinter "comedy of
Coyote on a Fence
In spring, 2012, Frank directed a staged reading of Bruce
Graham's play at Geva Theatre with Lynda Gravatt, Sean
Patrick Reilly, and Ashley Springer, and a fully staged
production at The College at Brockport.