Christian Baskous (AEA / SAG -AFTRA, sometimes credited as Chris Baskous) is an actor. He has performed in Motion Pictures (Glory, Brighton Beach Memoirs), TV (Legwork, Swift Justice, Law and Order) and in plays on Broadway and off Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, Circle in the Square, The New York Shakespeare Festival and in regional theatres around the US (including La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, ART, Yale Rep and many others), and was a member of the NYSF’s Shakespeare on Broadway company that performed at the Belasco Theatre in the late 80’s. He’s performed in experimental work off-off Broadway with the likes of Jeff Weiss, Ron Tavel and others.
RIP Maestra. We presented our Actors Studio Production of Irene Fornes’ “The Danube” at National Theatre Institute in New London, CT and at Brown University in Providence RI, on the weekend of October 6-7.
On August 27th at 8pm we performed THE DANUBE at The Public Theater, (425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003) as part of the Irene Fornes Marathon. SOME INFO ABOUT THAT: “Spearheaded by acclaimed director JoAnne Akalaitis, this 12-hour marathon of staged readings by notable performers including Kathleen Chalfant, David Greenspan, and Carmelita Tropicana celebrates the plays of Maria Irene Fornes. Showcasing her little known and rarely produced works alongside more recognized favorites, the marathon partners with THE REST I MAKE UP, Michelle Memran’s documentary on Fornes screening at MoMA (Aug 23-29) to bring awareness to one of America’s greatest and least known playwrights. ”
The Marathon was presented in connection with showings at MOMA in NYC that week of Michelle Memran’s documentary about Fornes entitled THE REST I MAKE UP .
Here’s a link to another site dedicated to the film: THE REST I MAKE UP.
Back in April I was privileged to attend the Maria Irene Fornes Latinx Symposium at Princeton University We presented some scenes from Fornes’ play “The Danube”, directed by Estelle Parsons. We’d presented a run of the play at The Actors Studio in NYC in February to much acclaim. Thanks to all who organized the event and to all who participated.
Christian Baskous performs award-winning Audiobooks for major publishers. They include titles by Richard Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ben Fountain, Mitch Albom, James Rollins and others. Richard Ford’s “Between Them”, recorded for Harper Audio, was recognized by AudioFile Magazine as one of their “Best Audiobooks of 2017”.
Upcoming audiobook titles include James Rollins’ latest Sigma thriller “The Crucible” and a multi-cast production of Devin Murphy’s new “Tiny Americans” (Both from Harper Audio). Plus three books by the Canadian author Richard Wagamese: “One Story, One Song” , “One Native Life”, and “Embers” from Blackstone. A little later this winter a wonderful new epic novel by Brian Hart titled “Trouble No Man” is due from Harper Audio.
Christian Baskous studied at PCPA, Juilliard (then known as Juilliard Theatre Center, where he was a member of Group 12) and The Actors Studio.