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John Kuntz

Theater; Dance; Opera & Vocal Studies Faculty

John Kuntz is a founding company member of the Actors Shakespeare Project (ASP), where his credits include Pandulph in King John, Tamora in the all-male Titus Andronicus, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Lucio/Froth in Measure for Measure, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Bertram/the Clown in All’s Well That Ends Well, and the title role in Richard III. His New York acting credits include Mrs. Daigle in The Bad Seed (Ohio Theatre), Kurt in Jump/Rope (which he also wrote) with Square Peg Productions at Urban Stages and his one-person shows Starfuckers (Ohio Theatre and NY Fringe) and Freaks! (Solo Arts Group).

Kuntz's recent Boston acting credits include the title role in Mr. Marmalade (Company One), numerous productions of The Santa Land Diaries (IRNE Award—Best Solo Performance), Katurian in the New England premiere of The Pillowman, Estragon in Waiting for Godot, the title role in Scapin, Austin inTrue West (all with New Repertory Theatre), 20 roles in How I Got That Story (Nora Theatre Company), 40 roles in Fully Committed (Lyric Stage), Voice #1 in Betty's Summer Vacation (Huntington Theatre Company) and three seasons with Commonwealth Shakespeare, appearing in Henry V (Fluellen), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew) and Hamlet (Guildenstern/Osric).

Kuntz's film credits include The Red Right Hand (Roger) and Anathema (Neil; Best Actor Award—Festival Du Cinema du Bruxelles). Kuntz received both an Elliot Norton Award and a New York International Fringe Festival Award for Starfuckers, and his plays Sing Me To Sleep and Freaks! both received Elliot Norton Awards for "Outstanding Fringe Production." His play Jasper Lake received both the Michael Kanin and Paula Vogel National Playwrighting awards, with productions at the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) and the New York Fringe Festival.

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