Chris Cotterman

Biography:

Chris Cotterman (Humpty Dumpty) Chris is extremely pleased to be making his debut with The Collaborative. He is the Associate Artistic Director of the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, and has worked with BSF on stage in Antony and Cleopatra (Mark Antony), The Winter’s Tale (Leontes), The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio), Richard III (Richard), Hamlet (Horatio), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence), The Two Gentleman of Verona (Proteus), The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne); and as director of Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and this summer's Love’s Labour’s Lost. He also directed the world premiere of the recently-published Welcome to the White Room, for Glass Mind. Love and thanks to many near and far.

Quick 3 with Chris:

1) Which is your favorite character to portray and why?

Lewis - he gets to be both storyteller and character in the story in some really neat and bizarre ways.

2) What is your favorite scene or line from the play and why?

Probably the first Alice/Lewis scenes (The Fall and Balloon Princess); they're bonkers, and it's fun to roll out the carpet for everything that come after.

3) What is the most challenging portion of this play?

I have a backwards speech?