Artist Bio

Christopher D. Betts

(Bio as of June 2019)

Christopher D. Betts’ recent credits include Fireflies and School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Yale School of Drama). Collaborations include Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (PopArt Johannesburg/Market Theatre Lab); a series of new works with the Obie Award-winning Fire this Time Festival; the workshop of Goodnight Tyler (KennedyCenter/Alliance Theatre); The Cave: A Folk Opera (New York Premiere); CARRIE (New York University, 2015 BroadwayWorld Boston Best Musical nomination) and Barbecue (The Public Theatre). Betts is a recipient of the Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship, the 2019 Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship and a two-time recipient of the SDCF Observership. Christopher received his BFA in drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is pursuing his MFA in directing at Yale School of Drama. He is an Artist-in-Residence at both Kampala International Theater Festival and Pop Art Johannesburg and a teaching artist at The Market Theatre Lab.