Christopher Staley

Christopher Staley (Acting, '11) is honored to serve as the current Interim President for the Institute Alumni Association. Past roles on the A.R.T. mainstage include the Mad Hatter and Caterpillar in Alice Vs. Wonderland directed by Janos Szasz and Odysseus (u/s) in AJAX directed by Sarah Benson. At the Institute, he appeared in Trojan Women (Aeneas), Drums in the Night (Adolf Hitler), Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Ryan), and I Speak Therefore I am (Chris) directed by John Tiffany. Other acting credits include work at the Indiana Repertory Theater, Opera Carolina, and various productions in NYC, many with A.R.T. alums. Chris has trained with Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Robert Wilson and the Watermill Center, and at the Moscow Art Theatre through the National Theater Institute. Registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance through ISHTA Yoga (RYT-200). In Fall 2017 Chris will be attending the University of Pittsburgh for a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies with a focus on experimental psychology and cognitive science. BS in Theatre and Psychology from Skidmore College.