Christopher Burris

Christopher Burris is an artist residing in Brooklyn. As a director he is mostly know for new works, such as the world premiere of GEESE by Samuel D. Hunter at Theatre Row, and again for The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Other new works include WHEN WE WAKE UP DEAD (Brooklyn College), LORDS RESISTANCE (The Fire This Time), SNAKESKIN SUIT (EST Lab), OUTCRY! (JACK), and the 2010 FringeNYC smash, A RAISIN IN THE SALAD: BLACK PLAYS FOR WHITE PEOPLE. Recently, he directed a “must-see” production of THE BROTHERS SIZE for Luna Stage. He was assistant director for MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN starring Tonya Pinkins at CSC, and the groundbreaking TYSON VS. ALI at 3LD.

Christopher has directed readings/workshops for The New Group, Labyrinth, Ensemble Studio Theatre Lab, National Black Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Epic Theatre Ensemble, The New Black Fest, Liberation Theater Company, Hudson Valley Writers Center, The Cell, and Manhattan Theatre Source.

As an actor, he has been seen on television (THE GUIDING LIGHT, DAMAGE CONTROL, AS THE WORLD TURNS), stage (OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE, NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE), commercials (Dr. Scholl’s, ESPN360, NY POST), and a host of voice-overs (Grand Theft Auto V, McDonald’s, Burger King, AT&T, Pontiac). SDC Associate Member. Twitter/Instagram: @misterburris

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor The River Crosses Rivers: Short Plays by Women of Color 2009-10 Season