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Christopher James Webb

Viewpoints Faculty

Christopher James Webb earned his B.A. in theater performance from Western Michigan University and his M.F.A. in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory.

As an actor, he has been seen in The Understudy (Lyric Stage Company); Gaslight (Stoneham Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Actors' Shakespeare Project); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (New Repertory Theatre); Angels in America Parts 1 and 2 (Boston Theatre Works); As Bees in Honey Drown and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged (Foothills Theatre Company); A Tall Order, Ritz Rendezvous and The Trophy (Boston Theatre Marathon); Nobody (Boston Theatre Works Unbound); as well as numerous readings for both Boston Playwrights Theatre and Lesley University. Webb was a three-year company member of the Tony-award winning Denver Center Theatre Company, appearing in their productions of A Lie of the Mind, Hay Fever, The Skin of Our Teeth, A Christmas Carol, Love’s Labours Lost and the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Pierre. In Chicago, he appeared in productions of Wait Until Dark, What the Butler Saw and True West (Borealis Theatre Company) and A Streetcar Named Desire (New World Repertory). He also performed two seasons with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, where he was seen in their productions of Much Ado About Nothing and as the title role in Hamlet. Webb's film credits include in Martin Scorsese’s 2008 film, Shutter Island, Hands of the Nocturnal Clock, Weight, The Play Front, Meat Me In Plainville and WarDogs.

Webb's directing credits include: Iphigenia 2.0 and Kurt Vonnegut's Between Time and Timbuktu (The Boston Conservatory); The Santaland Diaries (New Repertory Theatre and The Peterborough Players); Hamlet (Gan-e-meed Theatre Project); The Rainmaker (Foothills Theatre Company); Of Mice and Men (New Rep On Tour); Waiting Room (Persephone Theatre Project); Guys and Dolls and You Can’t Take it With You (Stoneham Theatre’s Young Company); Slugger, Outed and The Trophy (Boston Theatre Marathon); Antigone (Munroe Center for the Arts), faith & redemption, Savage/Love and Revolution: A Song of Black Freedom (Northern Illinois University); Boy Gets Girl (Worcester State University); Hero (Starving Artists Theatre Company); War in Heaven and Voodoo Child (National Theatre Conservatory); The Food Chain, No Exit and Babel Rap (Western Michigan University); as well as numerous readings for Boston Playwrights Theatre and Lesley University.

Webb has taught with Worcester State University, the Illinois Institute of Art, the Denver Center Theatre Academy, The Munroe Center for the Arts, New Repertory Theatre, The United South End Settlements and Stoneham Theatre. He is the resident director with Persephone Theatre Project, a founding member of Proscenium Playwrights and a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

In the fall of 2011, he will appear in Boston Playwrights Theatre's production of Robert Brustein's Mortal Terror and direct The Boston Conservatory production of Polaroid Stories.

Webb currently teaches Viewpoints® at The Boston Conservatory.

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