Christopher Thornton is an actor, writer, and Alumnus of Stella Adler - Los Angeles. Theatre performances include; Off-Broadway's Pyretown by John Belluso, The World Premiere of Pyretown at the Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY, The World Premiere of The Body of Bourne at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Lion or This Corpse Will Not Stop Burning at the Lillian Theatre in LA, Up the Hill, Me and My Friend, I'm a Professional, The World Premiere of Small Days by Timothy McNeil, Vaclav Havel's Private View, London Calling, Misalliance, Waiting for Godot (Drama Logue Award), Three Sisters, C.P. Taylor's Good, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, American Buffalo, Zastrozzi, Sheperd's Play, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Poor Itch at The Public Theatre in New York. Television credits include NBC's "My Name is Earl", Fox's "Unhitched", Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Homefront", "Players", and "Just One of the Girls". He has had recurring roles on "Family Law", Lifetime's "Any Day Now", and ABC's "Alias". He filmed pilots for ABC, FOX, and Comedy Central. Films include Universal Pictures' State of Play, Pretty Persuasion, Bug, and Welcome to California.
Christopher recently finished work on his original screenplay Sympathy for Delicious, (directed by Mark Ruffalo, starring Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, and Mark Ruffalo), which is an official selection in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Licenciada en Psicología UCAB/ MFA/NYU/TISCH/Dirección Escénica. Sus créditos como Productora, Directora de cine, Directora de Casting, y Escritora incluyen películas como: Agonia, Sicario, Huelepega, Oro Diablo, El Don, Punto y Raya, Un Lugar Lejano, Des-autorizados, Esclavo de Dios, Solo (Pre-Produccion) "Des-autorizados" su reciente estreno fue Seleccion Oficial a la Nominacion de los Premios Golden Globet del 13 Festival Internacional de Cine de Shanghai 2010. En el Teatro ha escrito y dirigido obras como: Los Criminales, La Boda de los Pequeños Burgueses, Un Hombre es un Hombre, A Peticion del Publico, Blumfeld, Gaz, Stasis, Edipo Rey (opera), Rooms, La Leccion, Emigrantes. Varias de sus obras se presentaron en el teatro La Mama etc de Nueva York donde obtuvo el reconocimiento del publico y la critica del New York Times, Dayly News, Village Voice, Other Stages. Tuvo una destacada participacion en el Festival Internacional de Jerusalem asi como en el Festival Internacional de Teatro de Caracas -Venezuela pais donde ademas sus obras fueron reconocidas con el Premio Municipal y Premio de la Critica "Critven".
A Graduate MFA/NYU/TISCH. Film Directing credits include: El Gran Mundo, Pedro Navaja, Tierras Prestadas, Agonia, Sicario, Huelepega, Oro Diablo, Punto y Raya, Un Lugar Lejano, Des-autorizados, Esclavo de Dios.
Elia's film Punto y Raya earned 30 international Film Awards, was presented to the Golden Globe and was the Official Selection for Venezuela to the Academy Awards as well as Sicario, Huelepega and Oro Diablo. Her recent film Des-Autorizados was nominated for the Golden Globet in the 13th Shanghai Film Festival. Recently her film Un-authorized was Official Selection-Golden Globet Nominee to the 13 Shanghai International Film
In the theatre she wrote and directed: The Criminals, The Wedding, Man is Man, A Peticion del Publico, Blumfeld, Gaz,Stasis, Edipus Rex (opera), Rooms, The Lesson, and Immigrants. Many of her plays were performed at LA MAMA ETC Theatre in New York with excellent reviews of the New York Times, Daily News, Village Voice, Other Stages. Some of her plays were presented at the Jerusalem International Theatre Festival and the International Theatre Festival of Caracas-Venezuela where she also was awarded with the Municipal Prize and the Critics Award (Critven).
Holding an M.A. in Applied Theater Arts from the University of Southern California, Jade teaches Theater History, Mask Performance Techniques, and facilitates the Community Outreach Program at Stella Adler. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Theater at CalArts, has led Theater of the Oppressed workshops for senior citizens and students in Los Angeles and for artists internationally, and has studied at the Center for the Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Some of her professional acting credits include TV’s That 70s Show and roles in director Allison Anders’ films, Grace of My Heart, Things Behind Sun, and Sugar Town for which she was nominated for an IFC Independent Spirit Award for “best debut performance” in 1999. In 2010, she collaborated with Berlin and Seoul based artist, Haegue Yang on a solo performance at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
A proud member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA and of the theatrical community, with a performing career that spans over fifty years, my credits include work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, on film, television, radio, voice-over work, print work and in commercials, (resume available on request); serving as head juror for the UMKC Film Festival in Kansas City, MO, 1990-1995, as managing producer for the Actors Platform at the Los Feliz Playhouse, 1992-1997, and as producer for the NYU Tisch / Adler Summer Session, 2007-2008.
I studied with Stella Adler and Ron Burrus at the Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC, 1977-1979. In 1979 I became the private student and protégé of Mr. Burrus and we began the work of deepening the training of the Actor for the 21st century, which continues to the present.
My teaching career began in 1981 at Michael Moriarty’s Potters Field Shakespeare School in NYC and coaching privately. In Los Angeles, I taught for the Ron Burrus Studio at the Los Feliz Playhouse, 1990-2006. Currently at Stella Adler Los Angeles, I teach INTENSIVE TECHNQUE, SCRIPT/CHARACTER BREAKDOWN and ADLER ON-CAMERA, and am available for private coaching.
Timothy Craig studied acting and script analysis personally with Stella Adler through the NYU Undergraduate Drama Program in New York City for three years and headed her conservatory voice and speech program for an additional six. His professional acting credits include roles in regional and summer stock theater, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, industrials and many national, network commercials.
It was also during this time that he studied acting and directing for two years with Evgeny Lanskoy, a master teacher and recent émigré from the Soviet Union, and learned the revolutionary, model-based updating of the Stanislavski System of Acting.
Mr. Craig left New York City to attend USC's Graduate School of Cinema in Los Angeles and formed Cairn Productions, a successful partnership for producing and directing independent films, videos, commercials, industrials, and music videos. Most recently, he directed, shot and edited Take 22, a program of 22 video scenes for students of Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
A published and produced playwright and screenwriter, his play, Oregon Dawn, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award for Drama. His most recent play, Count, was presented at the National Math Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Craig is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, and the Dramatists Guild of America.