Robert Klingelhoefer


(Scenic Designer)

has been Resident Designer at the Fulton Opera House/ Actor's Company of Pennsylvania in Lancaster,PA,since 1987, and has designed over 40 productions there including, among recent favorites, A Man for All Seasons, Peter Pan and The One-Eyed Man is King.

His work in New York includes productions at two other of his artistic homes where he is, or has been, Resident Designer:

For the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre he has designed the acclaimed World Premiere of the Bertolt Brecht/Darius Milhaud/Eric Bentley version of Mother Courage and her Children and the New York premiere of Nobel poet Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy, among many others, that this season will include such as The Merchant of Venice.

For Pan Asian Repertory Theatre he has designed 11 productions, including the premiere of the musical theatre epic Cambodia Agonistes, which in addition to productions in Boston and Philadelphia toured to the International Festival of Experimental Theatre in Cairo, Egypt, and to the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the opera world, he designed the World Premiere of Frank Lewin's Burning Bright at Yale University in 1993.

Mr. Klingelhoefer's work has been widely seen in New York and regionally for companies including the Asolo Theatre Co., The National Playwright's Conference at the O'Neill Theatre Center, The Cricket Theatre, The Acting Company, The Shakespeare Theatre, and The Texas Shakespeare Festival.

He is currently teaching at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, and has had affiliations as Guest Artist or Adjunct Faculty at several other universities, including The University of West Virginia, The University of South Carolina, Dickinson College (PA), Washington College (MD), Montclair State College (NJ) and The University of Tennessee/Knoxville.

He is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.