Theatre Arts : Theatre Arts Faculty

Chris Donovan

Chris Donovan, Adjunct Instructor of Theater Arts

[Acting I, Introduction to Theater Arts, Playmaking for Children]

Chris is an alum of Western Connecticut State University’s Theater Department with a BA in Theater (Performance) where he has performed in A View From the Bridge, The Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof, MacBeth 2000 (Edinburgh Fringe, NYC), The Cherry Orchard (NYC), The Will of Love (NYC) and City of Angels (KCACTF Region 1 Irene Ryan Semi Finalist).

Chris has studied Musical Theater at Circle in the Square Theater School as well as receiving his MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. Additionally, Chris has trained with New York Movement Studio (Physical Theater Institute- LeCoq), Speaking Shakespeare- Andrew Wade (Royal Shakespeare Company), Audition Technique- Heidi Griffiths (The Public Theater), and has completed the Arts Education Program at Circle in the Square where he assisted Daniel Judah Sklar (author of Playmaking: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays) with the 3rd grade at PS 11 in NYC.

Chris is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA and has been seen professionally as the Senator/Mayor in The National Tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Damn Yankees (The River Rep), A Flea in Her Ear (The River Rep), Midnight Clear (Riverside Theater), Shakespeare in Space (The Mint Theater), Cymbeline (The Brick Theater), Delilah (Midtown Festival), Pride and Prejudice (Theater for the New City), along with many others. Chris has served as the Artistic Director of Owtava Hat Ensemble producing and performing in King John (The Producers Club II) and Twelfth Night (Todo Con Nada 45) as well as Associate Producer/Performer in the Gi60: International One-Minute Play Festival.

On film, Chris has been seen on Rescue Me (FX), The Iceman and the Psychiatrist (HBO), 30 Rock (NBC), Saturday Night Live (NBC), White Collar (USA), Under New Management (The Movie Channel) as well as being featured in dozens of television, film and commercial spots.

Chris is currently on the Theater and Speech faculty at The City College of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College and William E. Macaulay Honors College.