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Education

MFA, Theater

Sarah Lawrence College | Bronxville, NY

BS, Communication & Minor in Theater
Boston University | Boston, MA

Biography

Chris Carcione is a multi-disciplinary freelance theater artist, educator, and arts administrator. His creative 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, and CO/LAB Theater Group, 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 loan 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 Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Towson University. He has a BS in Communication from Boston University and an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.

Live Feed & Projection Design

Quintessence Theater Group

Kyle Metzger, Director

White Snake Projects

Roxana Myhrum, Director

Chicago International Puppet Festival,
US & Japan Tours

Tom Lee & Koryu Nishikawa V, Creators

terraNOVA Productions

Kyle Metzger, Director

La Mama ETC

Tom Lee & Koryu Nishikawa V, Creators

New York State Puppet Festival

Josh Rice, Creator

The Morris Museum

Sam Jay Gold, Creator

Object Movement Festival

Sara Stern, Creator

Duke Univeristy & Sarah Lawrence College

Dan Hurlin, Creator

Object Movement Festival

Shayna Strype, Creator

Object Movement Festival

Chris Carcione & Vinny Mraz, Creators

High Concept Labs

Tom Lee & Lisa Gonzales, Creators

Bard SummerScape & The Holland Festival

Dan Hurlin, Creator

The Little Prince

Monkey, A Kung Fu Parable*

Akutagawa*

 

Hannah+ The Healing Stone*

Shank's Mare*

Kayfabe*

All Vows*

Set in Stone*

Bismarck*

Antrak*

You Can See Nothing From Here*

Place(no)place*

Demolishing Everything

with Amazing Speed*

2023

2023

2023-24

 

2022

Nat'l & Intnat'l Tours 2015-2022

2022

2022

2022

2022 & 2020

2018

2019

2018

2016-17
 

*New or Devised Work

Directing
& Devising

Assistant Directing

Object Movement Festival

Westchester Community College

Dixon Place PuppetBloK

The Junkyard

The Tank

RADD Theater Co./Oneness Project

Dallas Solo Festival

Post Theater Company

Sarah Lawrence College

Huntington Theater Company

Stoneham Theater

Roundabout Theater Company

Huntington Theater Company

You Can See Nothing From Here*

Lysistrata

Big Love

Not in the Cards*

In Repayment*

This is Not a Monologue

About Spalding Gray*

 

Kiss Me, or Cut Off My Head*

The Escape Plan*

Reporting Live*

de:classified first year showcase*

Confidentially Yours, J. Edgar*

The Cave: A Folk Opera*

Shadows*

Exit*

Wasteland* (Boston Theater Marathon)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Sons of the Prophet*—Peter DuBois, Dir.

A Little Night Music—Peter DuBois, Dir.

Prelude to a Kiss—Peter DuBois, Dir.

Becky Shaw—Peter DuBois, Dir.

The Miracle at Naples*—Peter DuBois, Dir.

2019

2019

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2017

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2010

2010

2011

2015

2011

2010

2009

*New or Devised Work

Assistant Professor

Towson University

Towson, MD

August 2023 - Present

THEA 125—Script Analysis

THEA 331—Directing I

THEA 498—Theatre Production: Administration Crew

Adjunct Professor

Manhattanville College 

Purchase, NY

September 2020 - May 2023

DTH 1000—Creative Process. Provides students with a foundation in the vocabulary of performance through studio exercises in ensemble techniques, viewpoints, storytelling, choreographic composition, and investigation of theatrical texts and basic design elements.


DTH 1003—Introduction to Acting. Introduced students to the basic tools and techniques of the actor's craft including physical and vocal expression, sensory awareness, improvisation, listening, making artistic choices, ensemble awareness, flexibility, concentration, memorization, monologue, and scene study.

Adjunct Professor

Westchester Community College 

Valhalla, NY

January 2015 - May 2023

THEAT 101—Introduction to Theatre. An historical survey of theater from its origins to today. Students learn and practice various roles in theater-making while studying modern texts and theatrical forms. Heavy focus on exploration through group-devised work.

 

THEAT 111—Acting I. An introduction to the craft of acting. Acting skills are explored and developed through both structured and improvised classroom activities.


COMM 109—Speech Communication. Theory and performance in interpersonal and intercultural communication and public speaking. Students engage in the research, preparation, delivery, and critical evaluation of oral presentations.

Assistant Director, Drama Dept.

Birch Wathen Lenox School

New York, NY

September 2016 - August 2022

With the Director, developed and implemented theater curriculum for Upper and Middle School students including selecting and directing the fall play and spring musical; Wrote and directed shows for Lower School students, while teaching them basic stagecraft, vocal projection, and performance technique.

Arts Administration

Managing Director

CO/LAB Theater Group

New York, NY

July 2022 - Present

Director of Communication

July 2019 - June 2022

Marketing Manager

February 2016 - June 2019

Serve as a leader of the organization by planing and executing long-term strategic plans, managing and mentoring junior staff, and developing and improving company-wide accountability, productivity, and professional development processes. Maintain monthly accounting and reconciliation; process payroll; write contracts for guest artists; manage marketing and design initiatives including digital and social fundraising and advertising campaigns, merchandise sales, email marketing, print collateral, and company website; ensure consistent and clear representation of the brand.

Design & Marketing Associate

Second Stage Theater

New York, NY

October 2011 - August 2013

Create all marketing collateral including brochures, direct mail postcards, theatre signage, email blasts and invitations; manage social media and Web content; produce promotional video content; manage subscriber enrichment events; work closely with all departments to create a consistent brand across the organization.

Assistant to the Artistic Director

Huntington Theater Company

Boston, MA

August 2008 - June 2011

Executive assistant to Peter DuBois: Manage all correspondence between the artistic director, the staff and the greater theatre community; manage the artistic director’s schedule; assist in departmental functions including planning and executing artistic events, reading and evaluating scripts, and organizing auditions; created graphic design concepts and managed several audience development initiatives.

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