CHRISTOPHER MCELROEN is an award-winning Brooklyn based theatre producer and director. His current projects include:
In collaboration with Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby and novelist, scholar, Ralph Ellison literary executor John F. Callahan, and actor Teagle Bougere, Christopher developed and directed the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison's prolific novel INVISIBLE MAN.
INVISIBLE MAN has received performances at The Court Theatre in Chicago, The Studio Theatre in DC, and The Huntington Theatre in Boston.
INVISIBLE MAN received three 2013 Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Direction, Lighting Design, and Ensemble.
In collaboration with Sam Stephenson, author of the acclaimed book and co-producer of WNYC's public radio series The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965, Christopher is developing a new play based on The Jazz Loft Project.
MEASURE BACK is a theatre-event by Christopher McElroen and T. Ryder Smith. It is an attempt to navigate a path between the citizen as spectator and the citizen as participant. It is a theatrical event about war, and is devised nightly via interaction with our audience. The relation of the audience to the performers and to “the event” parallels our collective status as citizens trying to negotiate our responses to the wars waged in our names.
MEASURE BACK will premiere in Pittsburgh on October 22, 2013 before opening in New York in December 2013.