Kristen Cruz, MFA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Theater Arts

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5035
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Kristen Cruz is an Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) stage manager and has been a part of the stage management team at South Coast Repertory for five seasons. She thoroughly enjoys working on unique and complex projects that challenge her skills. Currently, Kristen teaches the Intro to Stage Management class and mentors students in their stage management roles on shows within the department. Other credits include: Lythgoe Family Productions at Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, The Irvine Barclay Theatre, The Wooden Floor, Little Fish Theatre, The Actors Fund, The American Coast Theater Company, The Chance Theater, and numerous dance companies in Southern California.


  • MFA, Stage Management, University of California, Irvine
  • B.A., Theatre Arts, Vanguard University of Southern California

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)

Courses Taught

  • THTR 224 – Theatrical Management and Production