Christopher Herold

Continuing Lecturer: Acting & Directing

A recipient of the Extraordinary Teaching In Extraordinary Times Award, Mr. Herold serves as Coordinator of the Acting Program and teaches Advanced Acting and Directing for TDPS. His directing credits at Berkeley include productions of Stupid F##king Bird, 70 Scenes of Halloween, Metamorphoses, Summertime, The Ruling Class, Our Town, Sauce For The Goose, Criminal Genius, Adult Entertainment, Three Sisters, Escape From Happiness, Orestes, Pterodactyls, Good, Noises Off, The Crucible, My Uncle Sam, Listen To This, Funeral Games, Infancy, and How I Got That Story.

He has also been a core member of the faculty at the Tony Award-winning American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he served as the Director of the Summer Training Congress and taught in the MFA and Studio programs. At A.C.T. he directed studio productions of Fuddy Meers, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Kentucky Cycle Part II, Galileo, Escape From Happiness, and The Nina Variations. Mr. Herold has also taught at Stanford and The Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre. The former Artistic Director and a founding member of Jawbone Theater Ensemble, his work with that company includes direction of the San Francisco premier of Manfred Karge's Conquest of the South Pole and Samuel Beckett's Play for the Bay Area Intimate Theater Festival. Other directing credits include the San Francisco premiere of Tick, Tick . . . Boom for Theatre Rhinoceros and Achilles and Patroclus for Central Works. Locally, he has appeared in roles at Aurora Theatre, The Magic, Central Works, Theatre Rhinoceros, Shotgun Players, the Victoria Theater, and Yerba Buena Gardens. Mr. Herold holds a Ph.D. in Dramatic Art (Director/Scholar) from the University of California, Berkeley. While a student there, he received the Regents’ Scholarship, The Eisner Prize For Creative Achievement, and The Mark Goodson Award For Distinguished Theatrical Talent. Mr. Herold is a member of Actors' Equity.