seth panitch

Seth Panitch

is Professor of Acting and heads the MFA and Undergraduate Acting programs at the University of Alabama. A professional Director, Actor and Playwright, Seth has worked internationally in Havana, Cuba (directing productions of The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Importance of Being Earnest), Off-Broadway at the American Place Theater,59E59 Theatre, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Harold Clurman Theatre, Westbeth Theater Center and Urban Stages Theatre, regionally at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival and Idaho Repertory Theatre, and in Los Angeles at the Globe Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre, Complex Theatre, Dramatic New Arts Theatre and the Hillside Repertory Theatre.His film Service to Man was an Official Selection at eight national and international film festivals, and was awarded the Grand Jury Best Film prize three times and the Best Film Audience Choice Award twice. His documentary A Night in the Theatre has been published by Insight Media and his plays Dammit, Shakespeare, Hell: Paradise Found and What’s Taking Moses So Long? have received critical success in both New York and Los Angeles productions. His screenplays Restoration and That’s Life are currently in development with Affinity Films and the Joel Zwick Company, respectively. Seth has served as Visiting Master Acting Teacher at El Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, and has been Adjunct Instructor at Rio Hondo College and Long Beach City College in Los Angeles. Seth received his MFA in Acting at the University of Washington’s Professional Actor’s Training Program under Jack Clay and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).