Chris is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Bar’d Work, a company specialising in short, sharp Shakespeare in Sydney pubs. Bard Work’s first production premiered the famous comedy Much Ado About Nothing as part of the inaugural Shakesbeer Sessions in Sydney pubs in February – March 2019. Chris co-directed this sold out season and received a joint BroadwayWorld Sydney Award in 2019 for Best Director.
Chris directed Season 2 of The Shakesbeer Sessions Twelfth Night which took place in August – September, including a regional tour, which was another sell-out success.
Bar’d Work will be back from 26th February – 29th March 2020 with As You Like It.
As a Co-Artistic Director of Fledgling Theatre Company, Chris has led the development of its new writing program through two development seasons and established two development ensembles – the original London ensemble and the most recent Sydney creative team. He has worked on theatre education programs, directing productions for youth with behavioural issues (gang violence, drug crime, juvenile detention) as well as directorial work for Fledgling Theatre Company in London and numerous short film projects. He has directed the debut double bill of Fledgling Theatre Company’s RATS: Moonshine/Dirt at the Old 505 Theatre in 2016 and the Sydney run of Modern Jesus at The Depot Theatre in 2017.
Chris directed Fledgling Theatre Company’s most recent Sydney production of ‘Appropriation‘ in 2019, written by Paul Gilchrist.
Wed 17 Apr 2019 – Sat 27 Apr 2019 at Studio Blueprint, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Photos from previous works