Christopher Crider-Plonka
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Christopher Crider-Plonka

Christopher C.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a young actor in tune with both contemporary and classical texts. I attack acting and performing with a toolbox. There is no one right answer for anything that's done. Examine each text on its own merits and learn how to choose the right tool for the job. I love getting into the nitty gritty of textual and performance analysis as an avenue of bringing vivid action to life.

About Christopher C.

Christopher is a second year M.F.A. student in acting. Hailing from Swansea, Massachusetts.

Christopher has spent most of his theatre career in Providence, Rhode Island while occasionally working on Cape Cod and in Boston, Massachusetts. An actor and director, Christopher solidified his love for theatre at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts, where he majored in Arts Administration while also working as an actor and director for the college as well as outside groups.

Credits Include:

IU Theatre: By the Bog of Cats (Xavier Cassidy), Titus Andronicus (Bassianus), and Barbecue (James T). Some other favorite projects include Little Shop of Horrors (Orin Scrivello, et. al) for IU Summer Theatre, Cherry Docs (Mike) for the Jewish Theatre Bloomington, Constellations (Roland) and Red Speedo (Peter) for Epic Theatre Company, Lonely Planet (Carl) and Frost/Nixon (David Frost) for Counter-Productions Theatre Company.

Christopher has also directed such plays as Life Sucks by Aaron Posner, 3C by David Adjmi, Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson with music/lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book by Alex Timbers.

Outside of the theatre, Christopher is an avid Boston sports fan, music lover, and a cinephile.


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Associate Instructor
Jan 2019 - Present

Indiana University

I teach 1-2 sections of Acting 1 per semester. With up to 18 students, I guide them through the foundations of acting techniques. This consists of open scenes, scene work, and monologue work.

May 2015 - Present


Director for various projects.

May 2015 - Present


Actor for various projects

After School Instructor
Feb 2018 - May 2018

Experiments in Theatre

Worked in various communities in Rhode Island to teach after school programs in Ensemble Storytelling. Students ranged from elementary school to middle school. I left to pursue my MFA in Indiana.

Jun 2016 - Mar 2017

Bristol Theatre Company

Director for two productions. Seussical the Musical was a cast fully made up of children from elementary school to high school. Urinetown was mostly adults with a few high school students mixed in.


MFA Acting
Aug 2018 - Present

Indiana University

BA Arts Administration
Aug 2012 - May 2015

Stonehill College



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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