Chris Andersson oversees the entire artistic review process for over 2,000 candidates for the Drama Department every year. In the spirit of entrance-to-exit, he is happy to provide support to the school’s most recent graduates and newest alumni as well.
Chris came to NYU directly from working as the Director of Recruitment for the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT, where he also served as NTI’s representative on the Twelve College Exchange. For the eleven years prior to that, he was the Administrative Director of the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program, a college-level study semester in experimental performance, administered by Trinity College in Hartford, CT and housed at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in the East Village of New York City. Chris has taught on the faculty of the Theater & Dance Department at Trinity College and for the Hartford chapter of the I Have a Dream Program.
Chris has a long history in New York as a well-received performer of both theater and cabaret and, more recently, as an independent theatrical producer, his latest achievement being THE MONEY SHOT cabaret series, which won both audience and critical acclaim. He holds a B.A. in Theater and Dance, for which he received the George E. Nicholls III Prize in Theater, and an M.A. in English, both from Trinity College. He loves to travel, spent a recent winter living in Stockholm and the minute you talk about traveling abroad, he’s tossing some underwear in an overnighter and heading out the door to meet you at the airport.