Christopher Prentice


Chris recently starred in Much Ado About Nothing (as Beatrice) and Elizabeth Rex at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. He also wrapped a lead on the indie film Break a Leg. In 2013 he appeared in his fifth season at Canada’s Stratford Festival where he played Claudio in Martha Henry’s production of Measure for Measure and appeared in Antoni Cimolino’s Mary Stuart and Chris Abraham’s Othello.


Height: 6’0″ • Hair: Dk. blonde • Eyes: Blue • Voice: Baritone

Seau de Sang
in production
Lead Independent / Sam Sorich
Break a Leg Lead Independent / Adam Dick
Premiered at Chicago Int’l Film Fest.
Lead Independent / C.K. Olsen
Teacher Featured Spark in the Dark Prods. / Adam Dick
La Luce
post production
Supporting Independent / Inna Manzhul
Beyond Nothing Lead DePaul University / Elliot Lear
Theater (selected)
Macbeth Banquo u/s Chicago Shakespeare Theater / Aaron Posner & Teller
Tug of War: Civil Strife Richard III u/s Chicago Shakespeare Theater / Barbara Gaines
Tug of War: Foreign Fire Edward III u/s, Henry V u/s Chicago Shakespeare Theater / Barbara Gaines
Elizabeth Rex Ned Illinois Shakespeare Festival / Paula Suozzi
Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice Illinois Shakespeare Festival / Jonathan West
Antony & Cleopatra Alexas Illinois Shakespeare Festival / Kevin Rich
Measure for Measure Claudio Stratford Festival / Martha Henry
Othello Senator/Gentleman, u/s Iago Stratford Festival / Chris Abraham
Mary Stuart Drury, u/s Mortimer Stratford Festival / Antoni Cimolino
Henry V Nym, u/s Pistol Stratford Festival / Des McAnuff
Much Ado About Nothing Watch, u/s Don Pedro Stratford Festival / Christopher Newton
The Merry Wives of Windsor Slender Stratford Festival / Frank Galati
The Grapes of Wrath Willy/Hooper Guard, u/s Jim Casy Stratford Festival / Antoni Cimolino
The Misanthrope Basque, Alceste (u/s perf’d) Stratford Festival / David Grindley
As You Like It 2nd Lord, u/s Dukes F & S Stratford Festival / Des McAnuff
The Winter’s Tale Dion, u/s Leontes Stratford Festival / Marti Maraden
Bartholomew Fair Winwife Stratford Festival / Antoni Cimolino
Julius Caesar Pindarus, u/s Brutus Stratford Festival / James MacDonald
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Fairy, u/s Puck Stratford Festival / David Grindley
Macbeth Macbeth Mont. Shakes. in the Parks / Susan Felder
All’s Well That Ends Well King of France/Lavatch Mont. Shakes. in the Parks / Joel Jahnke
Romeo and Juliet Mercutio Chicago Shakespeare Theater / Amanda Dehnert
Robin Hood Robin Hood Oak Park Festival / Kevin Theis
Hamlet Hamlet Signal Ensemble Theatre / Ronan Marra
The Zoo Story Jerry Signal Ensemble Theatre / Ronan Marra
The Tempest Sebastian First Folio Shakespeare Fest. / Alison C. Vesely
She Stoops to Conquer Marlow Signal Ensemble Theatre / Ronan Marra
world premiere
Chris Signal Ensemble Theatre / Ronan Marra
Waiting for Godot Estragon Signal Ensemble Theatre / Ronan Marra
Catch-22 Chaplain Signal Ensemble Theatre / Brandon Bruce
Much Ado About Nothing Benedick Signal Ensemble Theatre / Ronan Marra
Picasso at the Lapin Agile Pablo Picasso New Leaf Theatre / Brandon Bruce
As You Like It Jacques de Boys American Players Theatre / Jonathan Smoots
Richard II Surrey American Players Theatre / David Frank
Work Song
world premiere
Eisner/Farris, u/s Frank Lloyd Wright Milwaukee Rep / Eric Simonson
Wit Technician, u/s Kelekian Milwaukee Rep / J.R. Sullivan
A Christmas Carol Ensemble, u/s Marley Milwaukee Rep / Joseph Hanreddy
South Pacific Seabee Dallas Theater Center / Richard Hamburger
Studio & Readings (selected)
As You Like It
theatrical reading
Touchstone Shakespeare Project of Chicago / J.R. Sullivan
The Malta Play
staged reading
Malachi Artemisia Theatre / Rachel Iannantuoni
theatrical reading; U.S. premiere
Hastings Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Peter Garino
Love’s Labour’s Lost
theatrical reading
Berowne Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Barbara Zahora
The Changeling
theatrical reading
Alsemero Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Steve Scott
King John
theatrical reading
Philip the Bastard Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Peter Garino
The Names
staged reading
Schroeder Equity Library Theatre / Robert W. Behr
The Winter’s Tale
theatrical reading
Leontes Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Barbara Zahora
Julius Caesar
theatrical reading
Mark Antony Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Stephen Spencer
The Revenger’s Tragedy
theatrical reading
Vindice Shakespeare Project of Chicago / Peter Garino
The Country Wife Horner Birmingham Conservatory / Antoni Cimolino
The Provoked Wife Heartfree Birmingham Conservatory / Stephen Ouimette
Training & Education
Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (at Stratford Festival)
Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University (BFA – Acting)
Recognized Actor/Combatant, SAFD, 1999 (Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, Hand to Hand), Dialects (British RP, Cockney, Irish, U.S. Southern), Musical Instruments (French horn [3-time Texas AAAAA All-State], Trumpet, Piano), Sight-Reading Music
Street Corner Profit John Servilio The Artistic Home (Cut to the Chase Fest) 2015
Old Wicked Songs
2 Jeff Award noms.
Jon Marans Signal Ensemble Theatre 2007
The Weir
3 Jeff Citation noms., incl. Outstanding Ensemble
Conor McPherson Signal Ensemble Theatre 2007
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare Quintessential Theatre Company 1997
Readings & Workshops
Doctor Faustus (reading) Christopher Marlowe Birmingham Conservatory 2009
Lovers in the Park Steven Gridley SMU Meadows School of the Arts 2000
Assistant Directing
Darkside Tom Stoppard; Peter Garino, dir. The The Shakespeare Project of Chicago 2015
Macbeth Shakespeare; Scott Westerman, dir. The Artistic Home 2015
Related Experience
Darkside Production Stage Manager The The Shakespeare Project of Chicago 2015
Macbeth Text Coach The Artistic Home 2015