Kassi Fineberg

Kassi Fineberg

Teacher of Theatre, Theory of Knowledge Coordinator


  • MA in English Literature 
  • BA in English and Art History 

I was that artsy kid in high school who was either in the art studio or the black box. I love writing poetry and essays, and am currently working on my first novel (slowly). I love being a teacher in the international community and meeting people from all over the world. It's been my absolute privilege to work in the UWC network as a theatre and TOK teacher.  My favourite thing in life is to help usher new creative work into the world and to see my students and colleagues fulfilled. 

What is the favourite part of the course you teach?
Devising! I love making new work and disrupting ideas of what theatre can and should be. 

Which teaching method do you prefer and why? 
I love my classes to be co-created. I prefer to collaborate with my students and support them to make work that means something to them. Inquiry, experimentation and chance are my favourite tools as a teacher. 

What advice would you give to a student of your subject?
Being creative is your birthright. Learn how to increase your awareness and see how much richer your life becomes! 

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you?
Patsy Rodenberg is one of my role models. She wrote ‘The Right to Speak’. 

What is your life motto?
I don't have a motto, but I live by this question everyday: What matters most at this moment? 

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?
My beloved husband. Red wine. Nature. (Order subject to change.) 

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Walk and daydream. Stretch. Read good books. Watch bad tv.