Chris Abraham

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Chris Abraham is an Artistic Director of Crow’s Theatre, in Toronto. Chris is a multi-award winning theatre and film director, with his work on the stage including I,Claudia, Boxhead, The Country, and the film adaptation of I,Claudia. [1]

Life and Career

Chris graduated from the National Theatre School’s directing program and later served as Co-Director of the school’s renowned directing program (2006-2010). He is a director, dramaturg and teacher; having worked with Canadian artists and theatres, including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canadian Stage Company, Tarragon Theatre, Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, Globe Theatre, Theatre Junction, and many others. In 2003, Chris directed the film adaptation of Kristen Thomson’s award winning hit I,Claudia for which he won a Gemini award. The film was also names one of 2004’s top ten Canadian films by the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013 Chris was awarded the Siminovitch Prize, the most prestigious prize for a Canadian theatre artist. Chris lives in the Danforth area with his wife, actor Liisa Repo-Martell, their daughter Hazel and son Leo.

Works

Theatre

  • I, Claudia, Tarragon (2001) [2]
  • Salt-Water Moon, Saidye Bronfman Centre (2001)
  • Frozen, Citadel Theatre (2006)
  • Othello, Stratford Festival (2012) [3]
  • The Little Years, Stratford Festival (2012) [4]
  • For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Stratford Festival (2012) [5]
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Stratford Festival (2015) [6]

Film

  • I, Claudia, (2003) [7]

References

  1. http://www.crowstheatre.com/about-crows/leadership/
  2. http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/i-claudia-2/
  3. http://stratfordfestivalreviews.com/blog/shows/othello/
  4. http://stratfordfestivalreviews.com/blog/shows/the-little-years/
  5. http://stratfordfestivalreviews.com/blog/shows/for-the-pleasure-of-seeing-her-again/
  6. https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WhatsOn/StratfordHD/Production/The-Taming-of-the-Shrew
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X6DFv5SJcc


Name:Chris Abraham
Location:Danforth, Ontario
Category:Artists
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