Christopher Petit

Associate Professor of Theatre and Paul Garrett Fellow


M.F.A. Columbia University Professional Director's Training Program
B.F.A., Rutgers University Professional Actor's Training Program

Christopher is a director, performer, and teacher. In Seattle he has worked for the Seattle Repertory Theater, Seattle Children's Theatre, the Group Theater, Shady Lane Productions and Umo Ensemble, and was the founding Artistic Director of the Open Circle Theatre and an Artistic Associate for One World Theater. In New York City his work has been seen at Here Arts Center, Neighborhood Playhouse, Abingdon Theater, Mile Square Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade and East Third Ensemble. He holds an MFA in directing from Columbia University and a BFA in acting from Rutgers University. Recent credits include The Skin of Our Teeth, The Tempest and two original pieces he devised; Mary Esther (in collaboration with Nick Zagone), and Final Broadcast (Umo Ensemble).