Performing Arts
Ken  Sonkin

Ken Sonkin

Adjunct Professor, Theater

Ken Sonkin is an actor/director whose work has been seen locally at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, SF Playhouse, Marin Shakespeare Company, and The Magic Theater as well as at The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Grove Shakespeare Festival (LA), Seacoast Rep (NH), and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. He holds a BFA in acting from Ohio State University, an MFA from A.C.T. Ken was a member of A.C.T.'s acting company and core conservatory faculty and has taught and directed for The National Theatre Conservatory, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Cornell College, Solano College, and The San Francisco Ballet School. He was the founding director for The Theatre Artists Institute for American Musical Theater of San Jose, and served as artistic director for The Regency Center. Voted #1 Street Performer in SF, Ken has also performed for Queen Elizabeth II. At USF, he has taught Acting II, Acting III, Personal Clown Technique, Cabaret, and Careers in Theater. He has directed main stage productions of Angels in America: Perestroika, Metamorphoses, and Wild Boy (Bay area premiere). He has served as the faculty advisor for The College Players and is a recipient of a Jesuit Foundation Grant for his work with USF's School of Nursing.