Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin

(Artistic Director / Actor) is a founding member of City at Peace, a program that uses performing arts in youth-led development programs of artistic excellence to teach and promote cross-cultural understanding, conflict resolution, and leadership. Under Paul’s direction, City at Peace now has programs in six U.S. cities and in ten communities in Israel and in Cape Town, South Africa. City at Peace has been featured on Nightline with Ted Koppel, and on HBO in a documentary entitled City at Peace. Prior to his work with City at Peace, Mr. Griffin was Co-director of the Theater of Youth, and he was a company member of the No-Neck Monster Theater Co. in Washington, DC. He has directed the creation and performance of 10 original musicals written from improvisation by diverse groups of teens and his  work has appeared at the Public Theater, Lucille Lortel Theater, John Jay College Theater, and the Arena Stage. Mr. Griffin studied at the British American Drama Academy in London, was a member of Impro-Etc., an improvisational troupe performing improvised Shakespeare classics and also studied and performed with Jerzy Grotowsky’s Polish Lab Theater. He attended Denver University and Indiana University, from which he received his B.A. in Acting/Theater and Drama.