Guillermo Cienfuegos

Adjunct Lecturer

Guillermo Cienfuegos


Guillermo Cienfuegos is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. He previously directed Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey at the School. He won both the Ovation and LADCC Awards for Best Director for his production of Shakespeare’s Henry V at Pacific Resident Theatre.

Other credits at PRT include Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (Nine Stage Raw Award nominations including Best Revival and Best Comedy Direction, two LADCC Award nominations including Best Revival), the world premiere of Safe at Home: An Evening with Orson Bean (LADCC Award winner for Best Solo Show, LA Times Best of 2016 list) and Pinter’s The Homecoming (winner of four Broadway World Awards including Best Director and Best Play, three Stage Raw Award nominations including Best Revival, LA Weekly & KCRW Best of 2015 lists).

Cienfuegos has also developed and directed seven other world premieres at PRT including The Fried Meat Trilogy (Ovation nomination), Lions (Ovation nomination) and Julia (three LA Weekly Award nominations including Best Director). Julia also transferred to New York’s 59E59 Theatre, off-Broadway.

He currently serves as producing director at Rogue Machine, where he directed Greg Keller’s Dutch Masters (Stage Raw Award winner for Best Two Person Performance, two Ovation Award nominations — including Best Play). He has also directed at the Blank Theatre Company, Chalk Repertory Theatre and Nom de Guerre. Cienfuegos is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre.