Christopher is a director of theatre and opera as well as multidisciplinary works. In 2016, he joined the faculty of Yale University School of Music's Opera department where he directs and teaches acting and movement. He is also on adjunct faculty at New York University. In 2014 he was the recipient of the honored Princess Grace Theater Award Honorarium and was previously honored by the Shubert Foundation through Columbia University.
His work in theatre and opera has been seen around the world, including the 2015 production of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg. Yale Opera credits as movement and fight director include Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Massenet's Don Quichote. Other works include Man of La Mancha (Wasserman/Darion/Leigh), The Crucible (Miller), Pericles and Hamlet (Shakespeare), Into the Woods (Sondheim/Lapine), Children of Eden (Schwartz/Caird), and The Three Sisters (Chekhov). New plays and collaborations have included Peter Pan or the Boy Who Hated Mothers (Michael Lluberes), Alphabetical (Tingying Ma), The Sounds of My People (Tabia Lau) and development of works by Matthew Minnicino, Daaimah Mubashshir, and David Kimple.
Furthermore, Christopher is a passionate educator who believes that theatre and art are essential to the internal development of communities. He provides individual audition and career coaching, group master classes and creates curriculums for small groups working towards developing community and ensemble. He is a proud member of the Acting Manitou community, a summer program for young artists, introducing and furthering the work of young theatre artists through ensemble and the always developing explorations of theatre. He is a professional member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and holds a master’s degree in directing from Columbia University.
Upcoming projects in 2018: Toe Pick (Dixon Place), February; Waiting For Godot (Fordham University), March; West Side Story (Sioux City Symphony), April; A Blanket of Dust (The Flea Theatre), June.
projects coming soon!