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Christopher J Staley

Actor, Director, Teaching Artist

PhD Candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies
University of Pittsburgh

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Acting and Directing

  • Directing project based on Jules Feiffer's Little Murders, 2022

  • Performance collaboration with Jia-Jen Lin on Treading on Thin Ice; installation opens Earth Day 2022 at Locust Projects, Miami, FL

  • Training in Toga Mura Japan with the Suzuki Company of Toga, 2022

  • Remote Collaboration on Death of CleopatraSonic Cartography and Clepsydra  (Choreography/Movement) with Devon Osamu Tipp and Sarah Alice Steranka. Additional Link Here

  • Training with SITI Company, Skidmore Intensive, Summer 2021,

  • Training with Theatre Nohgaku at Hampden Sydney College, Summer 2021. 

Select Scholarly Work

  • Dissertation Project: "'What's the Point?': Multipodal Orbits in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training."  

  • "Imaginative Deixis and Distributed Fictions in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training." In Teaching Performance Practices in Remote and Hybrid Spaces, edited by Jeanmarie Higgins and Elisha Clark Halpin. Routledge: Forthcoming. 

  • Summer 2021, Presenter at ATHE, Comparative Drama Conference, European Shakespeare Research Association Conference.

  • Spring 2021 Participation with American Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference, The Makings of the Actor Conference 

  • "Fear of Death and Lyrical Flight: Mortality Salience Mediation in Fun Home." In Theatre and the Macabre, edited by Kevin Wetmore and Meredith Conti. University of Wales Press: 2022.

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