Svetlana Efremova

Professor of Theatre
Head of Acting program


Svetlana Efremova



Location: CPAC 137
Phone: (657) 278 - 4489

Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office  (657-278 -3628) for current office hours



THTR 340B, Acting III
THTR 440A, Acting IV 
THTR 497, Production Projects
THTR 563, Acting Studio



Svetlana Efremova is an MFA graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a BFA graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre, Russia. She has taught at Harvard University, Muskingum College, the University of Rio Grande, and the Academy of Humanities in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has conducted Stanislavsky workshops at Miami University, Bennington College, Bowling Green State University and Oswego University. She participated in acting workshops conducted by J. Grotowski, P. Stein, and Peter Brook. She has appeared on Broadway in a touring production of Uncle Vanya, in numerous shows at the Yale Repertory Theatre and at South Coast Repertory. 

For eleven years, Ms. Efremova was a member of the St. Petersburg State Theatre where she performed over 20 leading roles and traveled internationally. Her film and television credits include White Oleander, Phonebooth, The Island, K-19, Evident Kiss, Spiral, The Prince Of Central Park, Fountain, Stick It, Hotel Lobby, Spinning Boris, West Wing, ER, The Practice, The Guardian, Cold Case, Without A Trace, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gideon’s Crossing, Strong Medicine, Joan Of Arcadia, and The Optimist. Her acting awards include Yale University’s Herschel Williams Award, and the Best Actress Award at the Prague International Festival.

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