What They're Saying
Forever Plaid at the Majestic Theater (MA)
Photo by Kait Rankins
Once Rehearsals at SpeakEasy Stage
Maggie Hall Photography
Chris Coffey has some very funny moments as an over-caffeinated, enthusiastic Czech performer named Svec, who takes his turn on guitar, mandolin, [bass], drum set and percussion and at one point channels his inner rock god.
- Rich Fahey, On Boston Stages (Once @ SpeakEasy Stage Co.)
"Coffey's Jesus holds command of the stage throughout with clear, well-enunciated speech and a knack for omnipresent, yet unwasted, movement..."
- Tony Curulla, syracuse.com (Godspell @ Redhouse Arts Center)
"...music, under the leadership of music director Chris Coffey has been reproduced to match the lyrical soundscape of the times. All of the it - vital, positioned, courtly and impactive - is performed live on stage by actor-musicians whose baroque stylization and musicality is beautifully ornamented, acquainted and lovingly emotive while complementing the Shakespeare tale at hand and its story arc progression."
- Jim Ruocco, CT Critic's Circle (Shakespeare In Love @ Connecticut Repertory Theatre)
Godspell at Redhouse Arts Center
Photo by Mac Honea
"Mr. Coffey uses his innate artistic talent and passion for the arts to help underserved members of the community, and his extensive knowledge base to create a place for the arts in the cities he lives in.
He has a strong passion and affinity for this kind of work, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds will benefit from working with him."
-Marguerite Mitchell, Redhouse Arts Center
Here's What's New!
Theater is slowly coming back to life across the country, but we still have a lot of work to do as an industry. Below are some resources that can help.
We See You White American Theatre: https://www.weseeyouwat.com/
Black Lives Matter Global Network Toolkits: https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/
Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ): https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Print Resources
Music Director: "Working" at Redhouse Arts Center in partnership with Arc of Onondaga.
Music Director: "Into The Woods" at Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
Miles Tuck: "Tuck Everlasting" at Redhouse Arts Center. Summer 2022.
It's A Wonderful Life:
Tim Leininger - Journal Inquirer
Kevin T. Baldwin - American Theatre Critics Association
Barbara Stroup - In The Spotlight, Inc.
Shakespeare in Love:
Jim Ruocco - Connecticut Critic's Circle
Christopher Arnott - Hartford Courant