Chris Herold

Cambridge MA
A native of Washington, D.C., Christian moved to Cambridge in the mid-'80s. He reported for the Middlesex News and the Dedham Daily Transcript, taught creative drama, and directed plays.... He left town in 1991 to go to NYU, where he wrote a performance studies master’s thesis on screaming in performance art, and started a dissertation on talking-to-yourself in the works of Beckett and Cage....He ran a conference on politics and performance in the former Soviet republics, sat on the editorial board of the journal Women and Performance, and taught in NYU’s drama department....He also directed and performed multi-media pieces in downtown venues, and wrote plays and articles....In 2004, he created a large-scale peace demonstration that inspired thousands to ring bells around the World Trade Center site.... He left NYC for Arlington in 2007 (then back to Cambridge in '08) to direct Munroe Center for the Arts in Lexington until 2010....Currently, he is a member of Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions interim leader pool, and reads with the Old Cambridge Shakespeare Association. He lives in West Cambridge. christianherold.net; Twitter: ChristyHerold

Chris Herold