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Chris is a proud long-time Artist Member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre; there and elsewhere he's appeared in premiers, new translations and workshops of scripts by Tennessee Williams (in the premier of Spring Storm with Peter Sarsgaard), David Ives (in the NY premier of Lives of the Saints directed by John Rando), David Lindsay Abaire (in Crazy Eights opposite Rosie Perez), Jon Marans (inConnie's Wrath with Julie Halston), Michael Louis Serafin-Wells (in the EST main stage production of District of Columbia with Geneva Carr), John Augustine (In Father’s Day opposite Cathy Curtin), Brian Pracht (in UnPlugged In with Michael Urie), Neil Cuthbert (in The Soft Touch with Dominic Chianese), Lucy Thurber, Václav Havel, Cassandra Medley, Loring Mandell, Jen Silverman, Eric Dufault, Rachel Bonds, Robert Simonson, Liz Duffy Adams, Sheri Wilner, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Arthur Giron, Jeffrey Sweet, David Zelnick, Adam Szymkowicz, Cheryl L. Davis, Julie Selbo, Randall David Cook, Robert Kennedy III, Egon Tobiáš, Sean Abley, Chris Ceraso, Jason Tseng, Patrick Link, Ryan Dowler, Joshua Conkel, Mrinalini Kamath, Desi Moreno-Penson, Cherie Vogelstein, Christina Quintana, Craig Pospisil, Bill Elverman, Olga Humphrey, Richard Willett, Dave Riedy, Graeme Gillis, J. Holtham, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Brendan Hill, Zhu Yi, Regina Robbins, Mariah McCarthy and many other acclaimed writers.

Chris has composed scores for short films and original music for various productions, including among those he's performed with voice, guitar, bass, keys, washtub, banjo, blues harp, virtual turntables and various improvised instruments.

Aside from performing, Chris has also served at EST as an intern, assistant to the Managing Director, Fundraiser, Interim Director of Development, Bookkeeper, Co-manager of the Under the Radar dance residency, Sound Board Op, Light Board Op, on Members Council, and spent many summers working at EST’s Summer Conference in Lexington NY – if you took part in the Summer Conference, it is likely he transported you there and back, built you a campfire and/or cooked you scrambled eggs for breakfast.

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