Donate Tickets

Christopher Bayes

CHRISTOPHER BAYES began his theater career with the internationally acclaimed Theatre de la Jeune Lune where he worked for five years as an actor, director, composer, designer and artistic associate. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie Theater where he appeared in over twenty productions. In New York, he has directed Red Noses by Peter Barnes, Four by Feydeau, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Moliere One Acts, and The Love of Three Oranges by Carlo Gozzi at the Juilliard School; The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, The New Place by Carlo Goldoni, We Won’t Pay… by Dario Fo  and his new adaptation of Moliere’s The Reluctant Doctor of Love for New York University’s Graduate Acting Program; The Raven by Carlo Gozzi at NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing; Ubu Roi at NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing and Fordham University; and Timeslips at HERE. Additionally, he has staged several original works at the Juilliard School, the Present Company Theatorium, Touchstone Theater, and the New York International Clown Festival. Outside of New York, his directing credits include Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie Theater, Arts-Emerson and Seattle Rep), Doctor In Spite of Himself (Intiman Theater, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep), a co-production of Scapin at the Intiman Theater in Seattle and Court Theatre, Comedy of Errors at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Len Jenkin’s new adaptation of The Birds at Yale Repertory Theater, and Endgame at Court Theatre. He has received numerous awards and grants, and he has taught classes and workshops internationally. In 2006, he threw caution to the wind, packed up his family and all of his nonsense and headed back to New York City. He is currently Professor and Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama.

Bio as of 5/2016