Chris is a professional and community theatre practitioner with a passion for suicide prevention. He has worked in all areas of the performing arts as producer, director, performer, and stage manager.
Chris' current theatre practice has a suicide prevention focus. He has directed and performed in Carpe Diem, a play about men's mental health, which has toured to over 120 locations in regional and remote Australia.
Chris has also played a variety of other roles, including Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, P.T. Barnum in Barnum, Cliff in Cabaret, and The Baker in Into the Woods. He has directed the Opening of the Shearers Hall of Fame, the Bonegilla Migrant Experience multicultural festival, and the opening festival for the Albury Library Museum.
Chris' backstage experience is extensive. He has been Stage Manager and Student Crew Mentor on Mulan, Guys and Dolls, and Beauty and the Beast for Murray High School, Assistant Stage Manager on Addams Family with Centre Stage Event Company, and Backstage Manager on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Revolution Theatre Productions.
In addition to his work in theatre, Chris is also a talented singer and musician. He has been a soloist at the Albury Carols and has co-directed and music directed Wind in the Willows for Murray High School and RTP.
Chris is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention and his work in the theatre is a powerful way to raise awareness of this important issue.