Christine Albright-Tufts

For the last 18 years, Christine has worked as an actress at Arena Stage, the Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the Marin Theatre Company, the Mint Theatre Company, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. She has been a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) since 2006, where she’s worked as an actor, director, and teaching artist. Most recently OSF commissioned Christine, Lezlie Cross, Howie Seago, to adapt Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus into a bi-lingual script utilizing both spoken English and American Sign Language. OSF credits include Juliet, Titania, Lady Percy, and the world premiere of Bill Cain’s Equivocation. She was awarded a Theatre Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mother in the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Oldest Boy.

Directing credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s School Visit Program (The Tempest, They Say It’s Your Birthday); Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (staged reading of TITUS, an ASL adaptation); Lean Ensemble Theater (The Importance of Being Earnest); and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (Bully).

In addition to acting and directing, Christine has taught at theatre and universities all over the country. She was a resident teaching artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 3 years, where she managed their educational tour. She taught Acting, Audition Technique, and Advanced Shakespeare Performance at Oklahoma City University, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts, and Southern Oregon University.

Chris is an Illinois native and lifelong fan of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs. She likes gardening, long-distance running, tap dancing and traveling. Chris will be joined in Louisville with her husband, John, and their five year old son, Henry. Her husband is a really good cook, and they like to entertain. She got her M.F.A. at the University of California-San Diego.

Last Updated: October 22, 2018

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