CHRISTOPHER MURRAH is a director of theatre and opera as well as multidisciplinary works. In 2016 he joined the faculty of Yale University School of Music’s Opera department where he directed and taught acting and movement. He left Yale in 2021 to takeover ownership of Ghostlight Theater Camp. He was previously on adjunct faculty at New York University. In 2014 he was the recipient of the honored Princess Grace Theater Award Honorarium and was previously honored by the Shubert Foundation through Columbia University.
His work in theatre and opera has been seen around the world, including the 2015 production of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg. Yale Opera credits as movement and fight director include Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Don Quichotte by Massenet. Other productions include Man of La Mancha (Wasserman/Darion/Leigh), The Crucible (Miller), Pericles and Hamlet (Shakespeare), Into the Woods (Sondheim/Lapine), Children of Eden (Schwartz/Caird), and The Three Sisters (Chekhov). New plays and collaborations have included Peter Pan or the Boy Who Hated Mothers (Michael Lluberes), Alphabetical (Tingying Ma), The Sounds of My People (Tabia Lau) and development of works by Matthew Minnicino, Daaimah Mubashshir, and David Kimple. As an associate he has worked with Encores! Off-Center, Classic Stage Company, SITI Company, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Furthermore, Christopher is a passionate educator who believes that theatre and art are essential to the internal development of communities. He provides individual audition and career coaching, group master classes and creates curriculums for small groups working towards developing community and ensemble. He is the owner/director of Ghostlight Theater Camp, a summer program for young artists, introducing and furthering the work of young theatre artists through ensemble and the always developing explorations of theatre. He is a professional member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and holds a master’s degree in directing from Columbia University.
Bio as of 9/2023