jeff christian-croppedAn ensemble member since 2003, Jeff is the director for Shining City and directed Mojo Mickybo, Our Father and A Whistle in the Dark, and appeared in Lay Me Down Softly, The Shadow of a Gunman, The Weir, Our Father, Scenes From The Big Picture, War, and David Cromer’s production of Journey’s End. He shared in three Jeff Awards with The Journeymen’s Angels in America, and directed The Skin of Our Teeth for The Artistic Home, Proof and Driving Miss Daisy for New American Theater, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Love’s Labours Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Two Gentlemen of Verona for Lakeside Shakespeare; Kill Me for WildClaw Theatre; and James Krag’s one man show, According to Mark. He was the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Project of Chicago for eight seasons and directed his adaptations of Dickens, Moliere, Ibsen, Euripides, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Goethe. His stage credits include Writers’ Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The Women’s Project of New York, The Tennessee Williams Festival, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Rep, Chicago Dramatists, Milwaukee Rep, Madison Rep, The Artistic Home, Lakeside Shakespeare, Artists’ Ensemble, Illinois Theatre Center and New American Theatre. He teaches directing in Columbia College’s Department of Cinema Art + Science and was the 2014 recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award. Film and television credits include Batman Begins, Shameless, Witches’ Night, The Express, The Poker House, Happy Hour, Helix, Pickman’s Muse, Cyrus, and Good People.