Presenter Profile

Ruben Van Kempen

Guest Artist, Free Lance Presenter

Ruben Van Kempen is Seattle-based freelance director and artist. Former theatre educator of over 40 years and has taught/direcred for the Public School System, College/Universities and Regional Theatre. He has also served as Artistic Director in Music and Theatre Venues. His coaching and directing has been seen in Regional Theaters in the US, in the UK, Hawaii, Paris and on Broadway.  He directed two shows for the main stage at the International Thespian Festival, one of those starring a national cast plus  Hairspray’s Shaiman and Wittman. Ruben was inducted into the EdTA Hall of Fame- 2012, the WA Thespian Hall of Fame and the Gregory A. Falls Sustained Achievement Award which honors an individual who has devoted time, energy and talent to Seattle's theatre community.  He is currently an Resident Theatre Artist for TAA.

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