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Chris Ceraso
Actor, Playwright, Director


For Resonance Ensemble, Chris Ceraso recently played Halvard Solness in Ibsen's The Master Builder, Julius Caesar in Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, and Gaev in Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard in rep with Arthur Giron’s The Coffee Trees. At the Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a long-time member, he has premiered plays by John Guare, David Mamet, Joyce Carol Oates, Romulus Linney (Klonsky in Klonsky and Schwartz), Mac Wellman, Arthur Giron (Richard Feynman in Moving Bodies), and many others. Elsewhere he has premiered work by Lanford Wilson (Baron Tuzenbach in an original translation of 3 Sisters), Trevor Griffiths (Occupations at MTA) and Christopher Durang (The Nature and Purpose of the Universe at Direct Theatre). In the spring of ’08, he played Prospero in The Tempest as at AEA Guest Artist at Drew University (where he teaches acting), and last summer played King Lear with the 52nd Street Project in New York and Texas. Other very recent roles have included Diverse City Theatre’s Race Music, by Warren Bodow and Americana by Garret M. Brown at EST. TV and Film: “Law and Order”, “L&O S.V.U,” “Deadline,” “City Kids,” “Magnetism,” “101 Ways,” among others. Regional work from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams at Hartford, Capitol Rep, Bristol Riverside, etc.

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