Critics call CHALK:
"Unbelievably Special" - Theater in the Now
"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the Aisle
"A Whimsical, Jovial, Enjoyable Show!" - Hi! Drama
Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to "Draw You In."
ALEX CURTIS – (creator. / performer.)
is a professional actor working in theater, film and television. Alex moved to New York in 2014, after graduating with his MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Since then, career highlights include playing a house-hunter on a reality TV show (which wasn’t real, btw), and saying a few lines in an episode of “FOREVER,” a prime-time drama on ABC which has since been cancelled. He is very excited to perform “CHALK” and not say anything. Alex has recently been seen clowning in the New York Clown Theatre Festival and The 10-Foot Rat Cabaret. He is the artistic director of Playpen Theater, and has produced raucous, irreverent work in San Francisco and New York. To learn more or join his update list, visit www.AlexMCurtis.com
Caitlin Ryan O’Connell (director) is a theatre director and teaching artist. She has worked with The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, LCT3, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Company, and Clubbed Thumb. In 2010, she conceived and directed A World of Girls, an original play based on interviews with teenage girls from twenty-two countries worldwide. Caitlin is a 2016/2017 Clubbed Thumb directing fellow and a former directing intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has trained with the National Theater Institute, St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon McBurney’s Complicite and the NY Neofuturists. She is a teaching artist with The International Theatre and Literacy Project and works in Rwanda to devise theatre with Rwandan youth. Caitlin is an alumna of Wellesley College and a graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing class of 2016.
Mike Kirsch (choreographer) is a NYC based producer, director and choreographer. His film and video productions, which he produces, directs and choreographs have been seen by millions across the globe. He has directed and choreographed productions for MTV, ABC, SeaWorld, Bloomingdale’s, L’Oréal, Sabra Hummus, and for Shellac in Times Square during New York Fashion Week. Most recently his dance film “Public Displays” was selected and featured at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Arts’ Dance on Film Festival. His work has also been featured numerous times on The Today’s Show, in The New York Times and The Huffington Post. www.MikeKirsch.org