A natural outgrowth of his long career as an actor, Christopher Randolph has been broadening his work as a director since 2010. He has a particular interest in developing new work, and in addition to numerous one acts has shepherded three full-length plays through the development process to their successful World Premiere productions, both Off Broadway and regionally. His insightful and sensitive approach to working with writers aims to strengthen and clarify story, boosting dramatic impact; and his deep understanding of the actor’s process enables him to guide actors towards specific, true, powerful performances. He strives to generate a joyful, inclusive, creative atmosphere in the rehearsal room, with the overall intent of steering talented artists towards a full realization of the author’s vision.
Christopher’s directing credits include the World Premiere of The International for Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Festival, which garnered 1st Irish Awards for Tim Ruddy as best playwright and Carey Van Driest as best actress. He went on to direct the successful Off-Broadway run of The International at the cell, as well as an encore presentation at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons. Continuing his work for Origin, he directed the world premiere of the Award-winning Dorothy of Nowhere for the 1st Irish “New Voices” series, a production that received the 1st Irish “audience favorite” award, and a nomination for lead actress Helen McMillan in the best actress category. Other work includes: developmental workshops and subsequent World Premiere production of Cassie Seinuk’s Eyes Shut. Door Open. for the Wax Wings company at The Sanctuary in Boston, as well as a presentation at Somerville’s Warehouse XI; the World Premiere of Dinner and Grave Rolling for Project Y; the Award-winning Occupy Hallmark for the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival; Plant and Her; Sit Down, Daisy; Even as I Go; Just Like Tetraphobia; Saving Lives, and Sexual Perversity in Connecticut, all for Nylon Fusion Collective; and The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek, for the Stella Adler Conservatory. He is attached to several plays currently in development, and regularly directs workshops and public readings as part of that process.
Christopher is available for script and story consultations with writers, and offers audition and camera coaching for actors. He has a MFA from the UCSD Professional Actor Training Program, is a founding member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers, and is a two time graduate of the Actor’s Center’s Teacher Development Program. He has taught acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory and acting for the camera at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.