West Bollywood

Written by Aruna Harjani

Directed & Dramaturged by Kiff Scholl

The Matrix Theatre

"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

Written by Andrea Lepcio

Directed by Kiff Scholl

Apr 1 – May 8, 2016

2007 GLAAD AWARD Nomination

la bête

Written by David Hirson

Directed by Kiff Scholl

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

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

– Review Plays

"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

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

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

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

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

Inherit the wind

Written by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Directed by Kiff Scholl

Feb. 8 thru March 16, 2014

PLEASE DON'T ASK ABOUT BECKET

Written by Wendy Graf

Directed by Kiff Scholl

August 20 – September 18, 2016

"A first rate production."
- DISCOVER HOLLYWOOD

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

ALL MY SONS

Written by Arthur Miller

Directed by Kiff Scholl

Our House

Written by Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Kiff Scholl

June 30-Aug. 5, 2012

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

​– Arts Beat LA

SIAMESE SEX SHOW

& FUTURE SEX, INC. 

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

WEAPONS

Written by Chris Collins

Directed by Kiff Scholl

Apr 9 – May 8, 2016

Hyper-chondriac

Written by Brian Frazer

Directed & Dramaturged by Kiff Scholl

expecting to fly

by Michael Hyman

Directed & Dramaturged by Kiff Scholl

January 28-March 4, 2012

Kiff Scholl

award-winning Director

SDC


“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

Moon Over Buffalo

Written by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Kiff Scholl

Aug. 3 thru Sept. 14, 2014



NOMINATED for a BroadwayWorld Award for BEST DIRECTOR!

The Last Schwartz

BY DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER

Directed by Kiff Scholl

West Coast Jewish Theatre

at Edgemar Center for the Arts

"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

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

"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 

The Direction Home

Written by Greg Vie

Directed & Dramaturged by Kiff Scholl

The Let Live Theatre

“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

Kiff Scholl

what the butler saw

Written by Joe Orton

Directed by Kiff Scholl

“Deft direction” – L.A. Weekly

"Director Kiff Scholl does an excellent job of keeping the action moving with the able assistance of a talented group of ensemble actors."

​–LA Blade

100% SWEET on Bitter Lemons!

“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 

“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

don giovanni tonight, don carlo tomorrow

by Dennis Miles

Directed & Dramaturged by Kiff Scholl

WICKED PAGAN GAYS

Written by Jeff Dinnell

​Directed by Kiff Scholl

The Zephyr Theatre

February/March 2018
“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

"Director Kiff Scholl moves the non-dance scenes at an energetic pace, also eliciting nice performances"

–Broadway World

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

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                

                

"A funny heartwarming dramedy that manages to perfectly encapsulate the challenges of dealing with ones own family, coupled off with an excellent cast and strong direction. THIS ONE IS A CLEAR WINNER." – Mike-Check

"A MOVING, COMEDIC GEM.... Of notable mention is the exquisite dialogue; flawless direction (Kiff Scholl), and production (Racquel Lehrman), all making this show a must see." – Bonnie Priever, Curtain Up 

“STRIKING.... Director Scholl’s staging works so well to create the chaos at the heart of the story.... Jarring and poignant." – Stage Raw


“PROFOUNDLY MOVING family tale….The experience felt poignant, infuriating, often funny, but in the end hopeful and forgiving. Even grateful. This is what we mean when we talk about the magic of theatre" 

– The World through Night Tinted Glasses


"IMPRESSIVE... Clever wordplay, coupled with tight direction by Kiff Scholl.... Well-drawn and well-acted.... Thoughtful touches abound... A CLASS ACT" – Larchmont Buzz


"A beautifully realized performance... The stage is set for epic conflicts and emotional meltdowns, and Harrison's play delivers all that... When one leaves the theater, it is with a new appreciation for our loved ones."
– Lyons' Views, News and Reviews

Loopholes - a pain in the irs

Written by Stan Rich

Directed & Dramaturged by Kiff Scholl

Apr 15 – May 17, 2015

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

"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

ACT A LADY

Written by Jordan Harrison

Directed by Kiff Scholl

"...a daunting challenge for any director, but Kiff Scholl is a savvy hand"

—F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
LA Times, SEP. 27, 2019

"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

"Directed by Kiff Scholl, THE LAST SCHWARTZ is both comical and somber with an emphasis on the former."

–ACCESSIBLY LIVE OFF-LINE

"Crisply directed."
– THE LOS ANGELES POST

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

"gripping staging" 
– LA Times

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

–Broadway World

"​​Kiff Scholl’s direction keeps the movement flowing all throughout the stage... and certain key moments are wonderfully crafted.... Vie’s message of sexual self-discovery is a strong one."

​–Stage Raw

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

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

fuchou with bourbon

Written by Chris Collins

Directed by Kiff Scholl

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2018

The red dress

Written by Tania Wisbar

Produced by Oscar™ winner Jonathan Sanger

Directed by Kiff Scholl

A Guest Production at

The Odyssey Theatre

OCTOBER 2017

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

"Director Kiff Scholl smartly juggles all the mayhem, keeping things light and playful."

–Tolucan Times

LAST SWALLOWS

Written by Cailin Maureen Harrison

Directed & Dramaturged

by Kiff Scholl

The Other Space