Photo: Paul Fox
Chris Carcione is a multi-disciplinary freelance theater artist and educator. His work is motivated by a desire to create unique audience experiences through participatory, environmental, and site-specific theatrical events that combine live performance and digital technology. Throughout his career, he has worked as a performer, director, projection designer, puppet artist, and arts marketing professional. He has worked as an artist or administrator at La MaMa ETC, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Huntington Theatre Company, among others.
Favorite past projects include Shadows, an immersive theatrical event that loosely adapted Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None into a fully-participatory performance in which every audience member had a unique experience; Confidentially Yours, J. Edgar, a solo performance about former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s controversial policies to oust dissidents from federal agencies; In Repayment, an ensemble performance investigating the U.S. student load debt crisis; Not In the Cards, a noir-style shadow puppet show using only an overhead projector; and You Can See Nothing From Here, a contemplation of humanity’s place in the universe using digital imagery and arts & crafts objects created with frequent collaborator Vincent Mraz. As a projection designer and live feed operator, Chris has worked on Dan Hurlin’s Demolishing Every with Amazing Speed, and numerous projects with Tom Lee including Place(no)place, The Return, and most notably Shank’s Mare, developed with and featuring Koryu Nishikawa V, which has toured in puppetry festivals in the US and internationally.
Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Theater at Westchester Community College; Assistant Director of the Drama Department at the Birch Wathen Lenox School; and the Director of Communication for CO/LAB Theater Group, a non-profit that provides adults with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. He has a BS in Communication from Boston University and an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.