Ken Sonkin

Adjunct Instructor, Theater

Part-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5255


Ken Sonkin is an actor/director who has worked at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, SF Playhouse, Magic Theater, Center REP, Sonoma Rep, Broadway by the Bay, San Jose Stage Company, California Conservatory Theatre, Pacific Resident Theater (LA), Grove Shakespeare Festival (LA), Seacoast Rep (NH), Denver Center, and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. He is a company member of PlayGround, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association. 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, Solano College, Sonoma State University, Cornell 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. 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). Ken 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.

BA, Acting, Ohio State University
MFA, American Conservatory Theatre
Teacher, director, The National Theatre Conservatory
Teacher, director, Stanford University
Teacher, director, Northwestern University
Teacher, director, Cornell College
Teacher, director, Solano College
Teacher, director, The San Francisco Ballet School
Founding director, The Theatre Artists Institute for American Musical Theater, San Jose
Artistic director, Regency Center
Faculty advisor, The College Players
Awards & Distinctions

Jesuit Foundation Grant (for work with USF's School of Nursing)