penny kreitzer

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Penny Kreitzer was born in South Africa and studied Theatre, English, and Political Science at the University of Cape Town, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and San Francisco State University.  She has an MA in Theatre and a Licentiate Speech Teacher’s Diploma from Trinity College, London.

Penny's Kreitzer Method uses theatre-based techniques to help clients demonstrate the authority, presence and confidence needed to become inspiring leaders and extraordinary speakers in today’s competitive business environment.

Her experience in High Impact Communication Skills for Leaders, covers Fortune 500 companies, training sessions in Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, as well as workshops throughout the USA. She is a member of faculty at the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business and has served on the faculty of The Athena Women’s Leadership Institute at Barnard College in New York as well as many other academic institutions. She has presented at the Haas School of Business Alumni Reunion, Yale University Learning Center Conference, and Eli Lilly International Conference for Women Physicians. A new endeavour is working with horses in equine assisted training.

Faculty Positions:

  • Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

  • Olin School of Business, Washington University

  • Weatherspoon School of Business, Chase Western University

  • The Athena Women’s Leadership Lab, Barnard College

  • The Berlin School of Creative Leadership

  • The Executive Coach Training Institute, UC Berkeley

  • University of San Francisco

  • Columbia University

  • Vassar College

  • Suny Purchase, New York

  • The HB Studio Theater Training School, New York

  • American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

  • Lesley University, Cambridge Ma, and Netanya, Israel

As a professional, award-winning actor, Penny has performed at The Berkeley Repertory Theater, American Conservatory Theater, The Aurora Theater, Gloucester Stage Company, Shakespeare & Company, The HB Studio. Since 1974, she has been a member of the Roy Hart Theatre, France. She created and performed 16 characters in “The Actors Rehearse the Story of Charlotte Salomon.”

Penny has been Voice and Dialogue Coach on the Academy Award nominated documentaries “Promises” and “Regret to Inform” and for award-winning actors/playwrights Anna Deveare Smith (”Fires in the Mirror”, Berkeley Repertory Theater),and Ellen McLauglin (“Angels in America”, Mark Taper Forum).

Penny speaks English and some Hebrew.