Chris Harcum is an award-winning actor and playwright who was recently named one of NYTheatre’s People of the Year and his solo play, Green, was published in the Best of 2011 Collection on Indie Theater Now. Since moving to New York City in 2002, over 20 of his works have been seen on NYC stages. His full-length plays include G. Dot’s Revenge, Trading Lunches, Rabbit Island, Milk & Shelter, Instant Gratification and The Devil in Ms. Spelvin. Chris co-adapted and played the title role in a modern version of Moliere’s The Hypochondriac.
He has appeared in over 100 projects as an actor including: Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Doll’s House, The Weir, Six Characters In Search of an Author, Quoth the Raven, The Three Sisters, Suburbia, Amadeus, Hamlet, Mass Appeal, Our Country’s Good, The Scarlet Whale, The Adventures of Caveman Robot, Uncle Vanya and the Return of Ragged Dick. Chris co-stars in The Apostles of Park Slope, winner of Best Comedy Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival. He has acted in numerous staged readings for Ensemble Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, New Jersey Repertory Company and other groups.
As a solo performer, he has created and performed Green, Some Kind of Pink Breakfast, Gotham Standards, Anhedonia Road, Mahamudra, Things Your Don’t Know, Weight and Weightlessness and American Badass (0r 12 Characters in Search of a National Identity), which was published in the Plays and Playwrights 2009 anthology. Many of these pieces, along with his play We Haven’t Told Anyone About This, are published on Indie Theater Now. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times and NYTheatre.
Chris trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Virginia. As a teaching artist, he has worked with Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School, the Leadership Program, University of Virginia, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, CUNY Creative Arts Team, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Transport Group, and Best of Broadway.
He is co-writing the screenplay for Meet the Hammernickys, a feature-length comedy, with the director Jason Cusato for Park Slope Films. He is an associate artist with Transport Group, New Jersey Repertory Company, and is a Master Mason with The Brick. He is a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and Dramatists Guild. Chris serves as the Executive Director for Elephant Run District and the Managing Director for the League of Independent Theater.
Chris Harcum is a proud member of the League of Independent Theater,
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