CHRISTOPHER CODDINGTON

 

CHRISTOPHER did his undergraduate and graduate work at Occidental College in L.A., and has taught, directed, and performed in professional and academic theatres from sea to shining sea. He served as Theater Department Chair at the University of Michigan-Flint; Founder/Artistic Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Founder/Artistic Director of Thornbrake Theatre in Manhattan, and Artistic Director of Buckham Alley Theatre in Michigan. Chris now makes his home in a suburb of Los Angeles, in a 1920s-era bungalow which he shares with his wife Roberta Wall, daughter Grace Ann, and three poodles.

 

Christopher’s directing credits include productions of The Way of the World, Liliom, Hearts Like Fists, Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, Syzygy, Ring Round the Moon, Romeo and Juliet, Connectivity, Peter and Wendy, love(sick), Reckless, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, ALICEn, Camino Real, Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?, Harvey, The Tempest, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Hair, Equus, The Three Penny Opera, Bus Stop, and Macbeth. Chris led the Manhattan-based Thornbrake Theatre which developed The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Jesse James, and he directed the world premiere NYC production, as well as the Midwest debut of the revised script; he is also the author of  Peter and Wendy, ALICEn and co-author of the plays The Sleeping Beauty, Wax Fruit, and Raisin Debts, and co-creator of the musical revues Syzygy, love(sick), Speak Low and Jass: a Prohibition Cabaret!

 

As an actor, Chris has appeared in such roles as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Charles in Blithe Spirit, Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor, Brian in Joe Egg, Henry in The Fantasticks, John Barrett in Dangerous Obsession, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, Birdboot in The Real Inspector Hound, Edward in The Cocktail Party, Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Satan in Hell, and Prince Eddy in The Jack The Ripper Revue.

 

© 2014 by LAVC THEATRE ARTS.

Photographs by Richard Michael Johnson and others.
 

Setting of When that I was and a little tiny boy by Michele Ryan, click on her to find out more about Michele

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