208-426-3957 (department main number)
Office: Morrison Center Academic Wing, Room C107
Professor (MFA, West Virginia University)
Gordon Reinhart received his MFA in Acting at West Virginia University, and further training in acting and directing at the Hilberry Repertory Theatre at Wayne State University. His regional theatre credits include roles at the Attic Theatre in Detroit, the Strawdog Theatre in Chicago, the Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival, Theatre 40 in Los Angeles, and Company of Fools, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the Boise Contemporary Theatre, among others. Gordon was nominated 7 times for the Detroit Free Press Theatre Excellence Award for acting, winning once. He was a Guest Star on “ER” and appeared in films such as “Born Yesterday” with John Goodman and “Man Trouble” with Jack Nicholson. He also appeared in “Tattoo: A Love Story”, an independent feature film shot in Boise.
Gordon has directed productions at the Court Theatre and the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, the Attic Theatre and the Hilberry Rep in Detroit, the Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland, Theatre 40 in Los Angeles, the Riverside Theatre in Florida, Company of Fools in Sun Valley, the Idaho Repertory Theatre, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and the Boise Contemporary Theatre among others. The Detroit Free Press nominated 4 of his productions for its Theatre Excellence Award and a production of his was also nominated for one of Chicago’s coveted Joseph Jefferson awards in design. The Artistic Director of the Court Theatre nominated him for a Theatre Communications Group Young Directors Award. He was named in Detroit Magazine’s “Who’s Who of Theatre.” He served as Artistic Director of the Snowmass-Aspen Repertory Theatre, where he staged American premieres and classics. He received a Kennedy Center Silver Medallion Award for his service as the Northwest region’s Playwriting Chair for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.
Gordon is currently a Full Professor of Theatre Arts at Boise State University. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Most recent projects include directing HAMLET for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Shakespearience” tour, which was seen by high school students throughout the state of Idaho, and staging Eugene O’Neill’s ANNA CHRISTIE at Kharkiv, Ukraine’s historic Shevchenko Theater. ANNA CHRISTIE was the first joint Ukrainian-American project in the theater’s long history.