Alan Kopischke

Alan Kopischke


MFA in Acting – American Conservatory Theater
BS in Applied Mathematics – University of Miami
Certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management - Harvard University Executive Education 
Certificate in Nonprofit Management - Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee


Alan has worked around the country in big markets and small, in big theatres and small: Steppenwolf, American Conservatory Theater, Milwaukee Rep, Third Avenue Playhouse, Theatre Z, Peninsula Players, Victory Gardens, Organic. He also got his butt kicked on TV shows like Walker, Texas Ranger and Real Stories of the Highway Patrol and movies like Just Visiting and Feed the Fish (why do directors like beating him up so much?). Nothing tops the experience of directing UW-Green Bay students in Julius Caesar in University Theatre in 2018.

Alan lives in Door County with the fabulously talented Costume Designer Karin Simonson Kopischke. They have two adult children: Anya, a theatre and performance professional in NYC, and Simon, a mathematics student at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.


Board President - Third Avenue Playhouse 
Board President - Knock Publishing 
Producer - Door Kinetic Arts 
Member – JEM Grant Review Committee, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Member - Actors Equity Association
Member - Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television & Radio Artists


Student Nominated Teaching Award – University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Educator of the Year – First Stage
Dramalogue Award for Acting – Tiny Dimes


Columnist for Door County Advocate

Classes Taught:
  • Acting 1
  • Acting 3
  • Shakespeare or Kinetic Acting
  • Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Arts in the Community
  • Arts Management Seminar