R.

Christopher

Maxwell

Master of Fine Arts Stage Manager
Entrepreneur

ARTIST STATEMENT

The past 15 years of my career have been dedicated to producing extraordinary works and coordinating successful events in a highly organized and timely manner.  I aspire to use my education and experience to center the voices of marginalized communities and advance the work of other queer artists and the diaspora of colored people.  It is my belief that my educational background, an ever expanding wealth of experience, and unbridled southern warmth and enthusiasm make me an excellent collaborator. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my background and experiences with you personally.

 
 

Experience Timeline

2005-2009

Double Bachelors of Arts

–Theater Arts (Dance Minor)

–Sociology

2009-2016

Production Stage Manager

Hell in a Handbag Productions

–Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer - (2009-2015)

–The Birds - Dir Cheryl Snodgrass

–Caged Dames: The Musical - Dir AJ Wright

​–Scarrie: The Musical - Dir Cheryl Snodgrass

–Sexy Baby: The Musical - Dir Derek Czaplewski 

2016-2019

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Masters of Fine Arts

–PSM, The Last Days of Judas... - Dir Ron van Lieu

–PSM, The Feather...​ - Dir Marian Fields

–PSM, The Escape... ​- Dir Mark Hairston

–PSM, The Seagull - Dir Mikaela Mahony

2019-2021

Deck Stage Manager*

–Eco Village – Evan Bernardain Prod.  – Jessi Cotter, PSM

–Safeword – Evan Bernardain Prod.  – Laura Malseed, PSM

–American Moor – Red Bull Theater – Caleb Spivey, PSM

–Mojada – St Louis Rep  – Tony Dearing, PSM

–Dreaming Zenzile – St Louis Rep – Tony Dearing, PSM

Black Like Me – St Louis Rep – Virtual Stage Manager

-Mlima's Tale - St Louis Rep - Shannon Sturgis, PSM

-Requiem -  A.I.M by Kyle Abraham - Resident Stage Manger

PRESENT

Courses Taught:

Stage Management II - Pace University - Springs 

–Stage Management I - University at Albany - Springs

–SM Intensive Workshop - KCMT - Summer

–Contracts and Law - Tisch School of the Arts - Fall

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*Appearing through an Agreement with Actors' Equity Association
 
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Founded in 2020, The Black Theatre Caucus (BTC) is committed to implore governing bodies in the theatrical community to use their full power, statutory authority, and financial resources to ensure that Black or African Diaspora identifying individuals pursuing a career in the theatre industry have the ability to achieve equal: representation, access, and opportunity in the theatrical field.

 

We seek to educate, empower, and address Black or African Diaspora Identifying member concerns by aggressively pursuing policy and creating spaces for development and fellowship. The Black Theatre Caucus works with established industry entities and educational institutions on behalf of BLack Theatre practitioners using these four guiding principles: Visibility, Advocacy, Education, and Outreach.

The Black Theatre Caucus (BTC) is committed to implore governing bodies in the theatrical community to use their  full power, statutory authority, and financial resources to ensure that Black or African Diaspora identifying individuals pursuing a career in the theatre industry have the ability to achieve equal: representation, access, and opportunity in the theatrical field. We also seek to educate, empower, and address Black or African Diaspora Identifying  member concerns by aggressively pursuing policy and creating spaces for development and fellowship.

 
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