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Christopher McCann

Lecturer in Acting

Christopher McCann teaches at Purchase College in Acting Program and the Film Department. He’s acted in theater, film and television for over 45 years. Among the authors whose plays he’s been privileged to première are: Caryl Churchill, Tony Kushner, Sam Shepard, David Rabe, John Guare, Charles Mee, Howard Korder, Beth Henley, Len Jenkins, and Tim Blake Nelson. Also, blessed to have appeared in productions of the works of Shakespeare, Chekov, Ibsen, Ionesco, and Brecht. He’s likewise been privileged to direct the works of Lucy Caldwell, Annie Baker, Lanford Wilson, Shakespeare, Brecht, Churchill, David Mamet, David Lindsay-Abaire, Will Eno, Jose Rivera, Quincy Long, Y. York, Jessica Goldberg, Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin.  

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Films of Note:

Chronic directed by Michel Franco with Tim Roth

BEST SCREENPLAY CANNES FILM FEWSTIVAL 2015

After School directed by Antonio Campos

PREMIERRED AT CANNES ; 2008 NY FILM FESTIVAL

Buy It Now directed by Antonio Campos

1ST PRIZE ’05 CANNES CINEFONDATION

Theater  of Note:

Sam Shepard’s NY premiere of Buried Child directed by Robert Woodruff

WINNER OF THE 1979 PULITZER PRIZE;

Howrad Korder’s premiere of The Lights directed by Mark Wing Davey for LINCOLN CENTER (1993)

DRAMA DESK NOMINATION/OBIE AWARD;

US Premiere (1991) of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest Directed by Mark Wing Davey

Tim Blake Nelson’s premiere The Grey Zone directed by Doug Hughes for M.C.C. (1996)

Charles Mee’s premiere of True Love at the Zipper Theater, (2001) directed by Daniel Fish 

Elizabeth Egloff’s premiere of The Devils directed by Garland Wright (1997) for The NY Theater Workshop