Original Works

illustration by Jason Robert BellIn addition to acting in classical pieces by Shakespeare, Moliere, Chekhov, and Pirandello, Chris has worked as an actor and playwright with a number of cutting-edge and downtown theater companies. Since moving to New York in 2002, he has worked with or performed at Irondale Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Transport Group, FringeNYC, TOSOS, American Bard, The Brick, The Cell, The Chain, The Living Theatre, Culture Project, Peculiar Works Project, The Tank, People’s Improv Theater, Manhattan Theatre Source, Frigid New York, Metropolitan Playhouse, the Wild Project and many others. Chris is a founding member of the award-winning indie theater and media company Elephant Run District. He served as the Director of a Bright Future for the advocacy organization League of Independent Theater for which he received a Leading Lights of Indie Theater Award.

As a solo performer, he has created and performed American Badass, American Gun Show, Anhedonia Road, Gotham Standards, Green, Mahamudra, The Preservationist, Some Kind of Pink Breakfast, Things Your Don’t Know, and Weight and Weightlessness. His full-length plays include Martin Denton, Martin Denton, Rabbit Island, The Hypochondriac, and The Devil in Ms. Spelvin. His American Gun Show received 5-star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times and the Brooklyn Rail. He was named NYTTheatre’s Person of the Year for his work on Green.

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Chris on stage at the Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street.