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CHRIS JORIE
"Director Chris Jorie creates the perfect environment for his collaborators to soar." - Thomas Kail, Director, Broadway - Tony Award Winner for "Hamilton" & "In The Heights", Emmy Winner for Directing "Grease Live" on Fox."

Chris Jorie has directed the National Regional Premieres of HAVING OUR SAY and SOUVENIR as well as the World Premiere of SAVAGES Off-BROADWAY. Other Equity Regional Premieres include PROOF, WIT, SPINNING INTO BUTTER, DOUBT, THE OLD SETTLER, COYOTE ON A FENCE, A QUESTION OF MERCY, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, HONK!, and JUST SO.

He has been recognized Nationally in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, The DRAMA LEAGUE NY, New Directors/New Work Series, and the Malibu International Playwrights Festival.

Chris's Award Winning Play, THE REAL ME, has been translated into Moldovan by Peace Corp Volunteer and Playwright, Rebecca Worthington. The play had its Eastern European Premiere at the Moldovan Cultural Center. His original play with music, THE MYSTERY OF HADDON HALL premiered this past December at Dartmouth University.

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1. DIRECTING REEL

2. THE MYSTERY OF HADDON HALL extended clip

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T Robert Piggot and Christine Decker in DOUBT.
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The Musical JUST SO, directed by Chris Jorie
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The Ensemble of JUST SO

from the Miracle Worker
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Erin Beute and Lexi Langs

from See Rock City
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Donna Black and Kimberly Gray


from Coyote on a Fence
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Christine Decker and James Howard

CHRIS JORIE Director (407-770-7529 mobile device) Member of SDC. (contact Chris for current resume) Awards and Honorable mentions include: REVELS DIRECTING FELLOWSHIP, CAMBRIDGE MA, 2010; DRAMA LEAGUE NY, NEW DIRECTORS/NEW WORKS SERIES for I TOUCH THE FUTURE based on the life of Christa McAuliffe, the first Teacher in Space; NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors; WIT, Best Production of the 2000-2001 Season at the Lillie Awards for Professional Theatre in Central Florida; THE MALIBU INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL semifinalist, 2001 For original play, THE REAL ME; PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Best Production of the 1998-99 Season at the Lillie Awards for Professional Theatre in Central Florida, ; United Arts of Central Florida Education Award for the Living Portrait Series; George Heller Scholarship from AFTRA


Reviews 

Exits And Entrances - "In their roles as The Playwright and Andre, MacDonald and Lyman light up the stage for the play's brief, but luminous  80 minutes. Under Chris Jorie's direction, they create a palpable sense of connection and warmth and intensity that carries the play and gives its political and dramatic observation a genuine and humanly relevant feel."  EDGE, Boston  

"But then you see a sharp production with payoffs as emotional as they are intellectual.  That's the case with Fugard's two-man play, Exits and Entrances, which, directed by Chris Jorie features a gem of a performance by actor Will Lyman, confronting the dimming of his professional light." The Phoenix, Boston

Savages - 

Anne Nelson's historical drama has a lacerating beauty. Set in Manila, 1902, during the raging Philippine-American War, it manages to compress a continuous cycle of conquest and retribution into one night of charged encounters between a na´ve young soldier (Brett Holland), whose job it is to guard an ailing military officer on trial, and the Filipina nurse Maridol (Julie Danao-Salkin), who is there to ease the accused man's suffering before his trial resumes again in the morning. Major Waller (James Matthew Ryan) is like a figure out of Conrad - bloodshot and ravaged, accused of enigmatic crimes, half-mad with memory. Nelson, a former war correspondent, brings eloquence to this wartime drama, and the director, Chris Jorie, elicits quietly incisive work from his cast.  The New Yorker 


Doubt - 

"Director Chris Jorie has made this a bullet train of a production, one that tears from start to finish in no time.  But also one that never misses the telling gesture or the subtle look."  Sentinel


Shirley Valentine - 

“Every once in a while there occurs a production which seems to have ‘genius’ written all over it.  Such a show is now playing at the Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vermont.  Ms. Decker winningly captures all the nuances of this character, and she is directed with great sympathy by Chris Jorie.”  WAMC Public Radio 


The Magician’s Nephew -  "

The intent of the Aspen Theatre in the Park is on the side of the angels.  After all, training new audiences can’t start too early.  And the company has given the production an all-out effort from a handsome set to fully-worked-out characters.”  The Denver Post 

Boston Marriage  

“Mamet’s parlor game is a winner.  They parry and thrust in three briskly played scenes in The Orlando Theatre Project’s spot-perfect production of the piece.  Becky Fisher and Anne Hering, perfectly rehearsed by director Chris Jorie, and evenly matched as players, make every line sing and every put-down sting.  You have to rent an old Marx Brothers comedy to duplicate this timing.”  Sentinel 


Coyote On A Fence -

“In Orlando Theatre Project’s eloquent production of the drama, Chris Jorie, one of the most sensitive directors around, has led his skillfull, savy cast to avoid the easy choices...”Sentinel 

 

Wit - “This revival by the Orlando Theatre Project kicks off its 20th-anniversary season; director Chris Jorie, who also directed the play in 2000, offers a production that is both skilful and eloquent. “ Sentinel

Wit is currently being staged by the Orlando Theatre Project at the Orlando Repertory Theatre, in a first-rate and moving production directed by Chris Jorie and starring Jan Wikstrom.”  Weekly 

See Rock City - “Director Chris Jorie has given Hutton’s play a lovely little production - handsome, leisurely, and filled with compassion for the characters and their lot.“  Sentinel 

Intermission - “But we save the best for last in the artfully written and exquisitely performed and directed production of Intermission.  The dialogue is orgasmic and the three actors performing it are even more so, superbly directed by Chris Jorie.”  Sentinel 

My Fair Lady - 

“Certainly you can see director Chris Jorie’s touch all over My Fair Lady’s latest revival - in the painstaking casting, in the attetnion to clarity in detail, in the care he has taken with actors in even the briefest parts, who look bright and spirited and engaged in everything they do.”  Sentinel 

Proof

“In David Auburn’s Pulitzer -prize and Tony-award winning play, now being staged in an elegant and moving production by Orlando Theatre Project...in theater, the proof is in the playing.  In this impressive production, one only needs to do the math to determine that all the numbers add up to a fine and satisfying evening.”  Orlando Weekly

The Guys - 

“The Guys needs no famous faces to make it larger than life.  This story about two disparate New Yorkers is less about the tragedy of September 11 than about the people left behind - and the connections, through tragedy that they make.  In the hands of Chris Jorie, a plain tale has kept its simplicity, its grace and its focus on the unknown people who stand for us all.“  Sentinel   

HONK! - “The Rep’s ‘Honk!’ is a joyful blast.  This beguiling musical about an oddball duckling is sheer fun.  Director Chris Jorie has brought together and absolutely charming cast.”  Sentinel