Chris Abraham


Crow’s Theatre Artistic and General Director, Chris Abraham has been the driving force of Crow’s since the 2008-09 season. He has successfully led the company through several major milestones: the 25th, 35th, and 40th anniversaries of the company as well as building Streetcar Crowsnest, a pioneering, state of the art facility with three venues in the east end of Toronto. At Crow’s, Chris has directed numerous award-winning plays including Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, The Master Plan, Uncle Vanya, MixTape, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Stars: Together, The Wedding Party, True Crime, Boy in the Moon, The Assembly, The Watershed, The Seagull, Winners & Losers, Someone Else, Eternal Hydra, and I, Claudia. In 2003, Chris directed the film adaptation of Kristen Thomson’s award-winning hit I, Claudia for which he won a Gemini Award. A graduate of the National Theatre School’s renowned directing program, Chris served as co-director of the program from 2006 to 2010, In 2013, Chris was awarded the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre for Directing. Chris’ artistic practice spans the spectrum of solo work, documentary, highly lauded Stratford and Shaw productions, hybrid music theatre concerts, opera, and filmmaking. This summer, Chris will direct One Man, Two Guvnors at the Shaw Festival.