COMING SOON!

"A first rate production."
- DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD

"GO! EXUBERANT... ENGAGING... Staged with skillful imagination by director Kiff Scholl in a tiny venue"
– LA WEEKLY

“Kudos also to Director Kiff Scholl for maintaining the madcap pacing throughout the play, doing full-moon justice”​
– My Burbank
“directed with confidence and style by Kiff Scholl” 
– Blog Critics

Critic’s Pick–LA Times
Pick of the Week–LA Weekly
​Critic’s Pick–Backstage

Hyper-chondriac

by Brian Frazer

directed by Kiff Scholl

“Director Kiff Scholl uses the tiny space effectively... Scholl and Frazer keep the story moving, and they wisely know that less can be more when it comes to comedy." -Backstage

don giovanni tonight, don carlo tomorrow

by Dennis Miles

directed by Kiff Scholl

“Deft direction” – L.A. Weekly

expecting to fly

by Michael Hyman

directed by Kiff Scholl

January 28-March 4, 2012

"Director Kiff Scholl keeps everything nicely orchestrated on the Grove Theatre Center’s modest stage, no small feat with such a large cast."

– Blog Critics

Kiff Scholl

award-winning Director

SDC


WICKED PAGAN GAYS

February/March 2018 at The Zephyr Theatre on Melrose in Hollywood

"Kiff Scholl ably directs his accommodating cast at a smartly quick clip with punchlines and disses coming fast and furious." 

–Broadway World

"Director Kiff Scholl did a marvelous job." 
- DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD

"Director Kiff Scholl keeps the pace running smoothly with just enough time for the 
​ba-da-bump after each punchline" 
- BROADWAY WORLD

2007 GLAAD AWARD Nomination

la bête

by David Hirson

directed by Kiff Scholl

“...director Kiff Scholl... delivers palpable pathos. Scholl also enhances the story’s emotional power through contrast by mining comedic moments.” 
                  – Backstage

“ingenious direction... its two stars deliver riveting performances under Kiff Scholl’s highly imaginative direction” 
– Stage Scene LA

100% SWEET - Bitter Lemons


TOP TEN!–Stage Raw
RECOMMENDED!–Stage Raw

​“Director Kiff Scholl has assembled an expert cast, supplied them with a wonderful array of pratfalls, and pulled off a near-flawless production.”
–Stage Raw                

                

The Last Schwartz

BY DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER

Directed by Kiff Scholl

West Coast Jewish Theatre

at Edgemar Center for the Arts

in Santa Monica

"Highly recommended for very good performances that get at the heart of tragedy without wallowing in the sentimental or superficial.  This is the real thing."
- NIGHT TINTED GLASSES

"gripping staging" 
– LA Times

"Director Kiff Scholl’s earnest and emotionally organic production is appealingly intimate — you feel like you’re spending your evening absorbed in this family’s traumas."
– STAGE RAW

DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS

by Andrea lepCio

directed by Kiff Scholl

Apr 1 – May 8, 2016

"Crisply directed."
– THE LOS ANGELES POST

100% SWEET on Bitter Lemons!

fuchou with bourbon

BY CHRIS COLLINS

Directed by Kiff Scholl

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2018

what the butler saw

by Joe Orton

directed by Kiff Scholl

“Director Kiff Scholl has few peers at keeping us intrigued." 
-L.A. Times

"Kiff Scholl’s brilliant direction allows

for 17 characters to do the work of 30.

It is subtle, to- the-point and down-to-earth. Each character understands the importance of his or her role and acts it. This is direction at its leanest and most powerful." 

– North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch 

"...director Kiff Scholl maneuvers his actors with veteran skill"

​– Arts Beat LA

Inherit the wind

by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
directed by Kiff Scholl

Feb. 8 thru March 16, 2014

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig

directed by Kiff Scholl

Aug. 3 thru Sept. 14, 2014



NOMINATED for a BroadwayWorld Award for BEST DIRECTOR!

ACT A LADY

by Jordan Harrison

directed by Kiff Scholl

Our House

by Theresa Rebeck

directed by Kiff Scholl

June 30-Aug. 5, 2012

"...under the judicious direction of Kiff Scholl with an absolutely marvelous cast that gives realism to this magnetic showpiece." 

– Review Plays

WEAPONS

by Chris Collins

directed by Kiff Scholl

Apr 9 – May 8, 2016
“Director Kiff Scholl’s production is both playful and intelligent.” 
-LA Weekly
“Director Kiff Scholl and his forces juggle riotous wit and subtle pertinence to satisfying, faintly disturbing effect.” 
 -LA Times
“Kiff Scholl’s masterful revival“ 
-LA CityBeat
“Savvy director Kiff Scholl brings about a beautifully paced, totally disarming production”
-Backstage


WINNER–5 Backstage Garland Awards: Direction, Production, Lead Actor,
Costume Design, Makeup Design 

WINNERLA Weekly Award: Lead Actor 
WINNER–LA Critic’s Circle Award: Lead Actor

“Helmed by skilled director Kiff Scholl, this production starts off with a bang, and it has wit enough to match some of Shakespeare's best comedic tricks.”        -Backstage 

"SPECTACULAR... WITTY... An enthusiastic cast...and efficient production." 
– STAGE RAW

"As directed by L.A. theatre veteran Kiff Scholl, the production moves at a fast and furious pace. The high-minded concepts being batted around in the dialogue are grounded by Scholl’s focus on the more directly human; he wisely guides his actors to show us what their characters want, rather than what they think, and as a result the whole thing comes off as a sharp satire on behavior instead of a pretentious game of verbal ping-pong.  As for his staging, Scholl is somewhat limited by the lack of depth available to him in the Zephyr’s intimate space, but he manages to keep things flowing with enough movement and variety that the action never seems confined or static – no small feat for a play as simultaneously light and heavy as this one."

-LA Blade

"Director Kiff Scholl takes the black box theater-in-the-round production to artistic heights... insightful direction" 
– BROADWAY WORLD

SIAMESE SEX SHOW

& FUTURE SEX, INC. 

BY JOHN PAPAGEORGE
directed by Kiff Scholl
Oct 8 – Nov 13, 2015 & Jan 27 – Feb 19, 2016

The red dress

BY TANIA WISBAR

directed by Kiff Scholl

A Guest Production at

The Odyssey Theatre

OCTOBER 2017

"The direction is crisp and fast-moving, with numerous scene changes and flashbacks."
– PEOPLE'S WORLD

"Director Kiff Scholl embraces the dialogue’s gleeful frivolity with quick paced, sitcom-like exuberance." 
- STAGE RAW

“Now, all this is brought together by the brilliant direction of Kiff    Scholl. I have seen this play several times, and no other production can compare with this one. This is a funny play written by the talented Ken Ludwig, but 
​Kiff Scholl has done it justice.” 
NoHo Arts District

PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET

by Wendy Graf

directed by Kiff Scholl

August 20 – September 18, 2016

"Director Kiff Scholl gives it a handsome and effective production, with an able cast.

- RECOMMENDED" 

- Neal Weaver - Stage Raw


"Director Kiff Scholl is to be commended for keeping character portrayals top notch throughout, with emotions brilliantly stretched to the breaking point as the story plays out."

-Broadway World


"...I became so engrossed in the drama unfolding that I found myself screaming silently for the characters to get out... The whole cast is excellent... 'The Red Dress' directed beautifullly by Kiff Scholl will stay with you long after you've left the theatre."
- Joan Alperin

The Los Angeles Beat

Loopholes - a pain in the irs

by Stan Rich

directed by Kiff Scholl

Apr 15 – May 17, 2015

ALL MY SONS

by Arthur Miller

directed by Kiff Scholl

Kiff Scholl

"Get ready to be surprised by the most inventive way her disappearance is staged."
– CULVER CITY NEWS

"Director Kiff Scholl gets fine, emotional work from the ensemble" 
– STAGE RAW