Mission: to dive deep into our human mess, to crack people up, and to leave a dent in the universe.
Chris is currently writing and playing the title role in the play Martin Denton, Martin Denton from July 6 to 23 at the Kraine Theatre in East Village, NYC. For tickets and more info visit Elephant Run District’s website.
Chris Harcum is an award-winning actor, playwright, and Indie Theater Hall of Fame inductee. He created and will star in the web series Speechmakers that is currently in pre-production and is co-writing the web series American Wad. He is the Producing Director of Elephant Run District and is a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild. His American Gun Show received 5-star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and his solo play, Green, was published in Indie Theater Now’s Best of the Year Collection.
As a solo performer, he has created and performed American Gun Show, Green, Some Kind of Pink Breakfast, Gotham Standards, Anhedonia Road, Mahamudra, The Preservationist, Things Your Don’t Know, and American Badass. His full-length plays include Martin Denton, Martin Denton, Rabbit Island, and The Devil in Ms. Spelvin. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and many of his plays are published on Indie Theater Now.
He has appeared in over 200 projects as an actor including: Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Doll’s House, Hurlyburly, The Weir, Six Characters In Search of an Author, Turing Test, 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-adapted and played the title role in a modern version of Moliere’s The Hypochondriac. Chris stars in The Apostles of Park Slope, winner of Best Comedy Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival. He has acted in staged readings for American Bard, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Primary Stages, Guild Hall, New Jersey Repertory Company, Peculiar Works Project and many other groups.
Chris trained at the UNC School of the Arts and the University of Virginia. He recently completed Level 5 Improv at the PIT. Chris is the Director of a Bright Future of the League of Independent Theater and a recipient of their Leading Lights of Independent Theater Award for his advocacy and support.