Boulder Story Lab celebrates the authentic voice within us all. We promote each storyteller's
exploration to confidently use their voice in a dynamic, powerful and creative way. If you are searching to build confidence, working on career development or growing as a theatre artist, you are home.
We are so happy to be a new addition to the incredible cultural and physical landscape we call home. Boulder Story Lab is an inclusive friend to our neighbors as we know we can accomplish more through genuine collaboration. We welcome conversations discussing affordable training for non-profit organizations and local businesses.
An incredible mentor, Bill has guided thousands of "Bill's Kids" throughout the world to create with empathy, creativity and curiosity. His direction of over 200 shows worldwide does not compare to the impact he made on his students and fellow artists. A one year scholarship will be awarded in his memory to a deserving middle school student.
Founder of the internationally regarded Theatre of Moscow Southwest, Valery was recognized as The People's Artist of the Russian Federation. Truly a master of creative, visual storytelling, he influenced artists and enthralled audiences globally. One talented, focused, deserving High School Student will be awarded free tuition for one year in his memory.
A debt of gratitude is owed to these two artists. Through their creative collaboration between The Theatre of Moscow Southwest and University of Illinois at Chicago, they nurtured a profound cultural exchange. That exchange created incredible art, began lasting friendships and proved that the people of our countries have more in common than the things that divide us.
Chris believes that storytelling is an essential life skill that builds confidence, connects a community and helps us understand the human condition. He has worked for the past 20 years with young and adult voices crafting and delivering their stories for the office, school and the stage.
It started in 1998 when co-directing an award winning teenage production of Romeo and Juliet in Derry, Northern Ireland. The young actors were from Nationalist and Loyalist districts who had witnessed the sectarian violence and hate of "The Troubles." What he witnessed through the collaborative process was the ability of storytelling, play and ensemble work to break down invisible barriers. He has since mentored high school students through Steppenwolf Theatre Co. outreach program and directed the theatre program for the Chicago Public Schools Advanced Arts Education Program at Gallery 37.
Chris was awarded a talent based scholarship and graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago (B.A Theatre with honors) and was the first American to graduate from the conservatory program at the National Theatre School of Ireland (The Gaiety School of Acting).
A member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has worked in both film and television. Favorite stage productions include Hedda Gabler and Haymarket 8 both at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, Anna Karenina at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin, and the American premiere of Olivier Award winner Billy Roach's Belfry with the Organic Theatre Company. A seminal training experience was performing in The Master and Margarita directed by Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation recipient Valery Beliakovich.
He has served as an Artistic Associate for Canyon Moon Theatre Co. in Sedona, Arizona. He wrote, directed and produced a workshop production of his stage play "Loopers" based on his early experiences working as a golf caddy. "Loopers" is currently being adapted for film.
Chris has also been a corporate communication consultant and strategist for nearly 20 years. He has delivered keynotes and trainings on effective communication to thousands of F500 talent in over 20 countries worldwide. You can find his offerings through V3 Executive Communication www.v3exec.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.