Christopher was promoted from Associate to full member status after exhibiting to his peers a broad range of capability and experience in theatre consulting. A practicing theatre consultant for 7.5 years, Christopher has numerous projects to his credit. He also remains active in designing production lighting, recently designing the lighting for the 20th Anniversary of Dance at Ohio Northern University.
His background includes positions at Houston Grand Opera as Associate Technical Director, Safety Manager and Associate Lighting Designer, as well as theatrical lighting design work for Boston Lyric Opera, Skylight Opera Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, and New York City Opera.
Christopher is based in the Chicago office of Schuler Shook where his current theatre consulting work includes the Sarasota Opera Pavilion Building, Sarasota, FL; Earlham College, Richmond, IN; University of Manitoba – Tache Hall Renovations & Additions, Winnipeg, Canada; and Northwestern University – Bienen School of Music New Building, Evanston, IL.
The ASTC is chartered to improve the programming, planning and construction of performance venues, to further the interests of owners, users and audiences of theatre, and to promote high standards of practice among its members.