Clive  Chafer

Clive Chafer

Adjunct Professor, Theater

Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director and producer, as well as theatre instructor. Originally from England, he trained in the United States as an actor in the early eighties, and has been an Equity member for over 20 years. He has performed at most of the major San Francisco Bay Area theatres, including California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Magic Theater, Marin Theater Company, and regionally for companies such as Utah Shakespearean Festival and American Players Theater (Wisconsin). In 1993, he founded TheatreFIRST, Oakland's only professional, season-producing theatre company for which he has directed more than 15 productions. He has also directed at several other theatre companies and educational institutions in the Bay Area and beyond, including Mills College and Exeter University.

He gained his Master of Fine Arts in Staging Shakespeare from Exeter University in 2000. He has been a teacher of both performance skills (acting, scene study, voice production, text analysis, dialects) and dramatic literature for over 20 years, in both conservatory and academic settings. He lives in Oakland, and works as a freelance director and actor on both sides of the Atlantic.

Courses Offered
  • Classical Dramatic Literature