photo by Jenny Graham

photo by Jenny Graham

biography.

Christopher Acebo is the Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.  For the past 13 seasons, his work at OSF has included collaborating on season planning, creative team selection, casting, strategic planning and producing all productions at the festival.

Christopher is a working artist currently serving as the Chair of the Oregon Arts Commission, and on the board of Theater Communication Group. He was part of the founding steering committee of the Latinx Theater Commons and initiated the Latinx Play Project at OSF.

As a set and costume designer he has designed over 30 productions in Ashland including the world premiere production and subsequent Broadway production of the 2014 Tony Award winning best play ALL THE WAY by Robert Schenkkan.

Other notable world premieres include FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge, HEAD OVER HEELS by Jeff Whitty and The Go-Go's, UNISON by Universes/August Wilson, EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain, THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O’Brien, THRONE OF BLOOD by Ping Chong, THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl, CUBA LIBRE by Carlos Lacamora and Tiempo Libre, THE TENTH MUSE by Tanya Saracho, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HEDDA GABLER by Jeff Whitty THE BEARD OF AVON by Amy Freed, LIVING OUT by Lisa Loomer, ELECTRICIDAD, BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER, BLACK BUTTERFLY... by Luis Alfaro, CHAVEZ RAVINE, PEACE, WATER & POWER, ZORRO IN HELL and BORDERTOWN by Culture Clash, among many others.

For seven years, he was an ensemble member of the nationally acclaimed Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles.

He was a tenure tracked Assistant Professor in the Theatre and Dance Department at Cal State University, Los Angeles (2002-2007) and has also taught Master Classes in Design at UC San Diego.

He is a recipient of two OVATION awards for Outstanding design and was an inaugural recipient of the Latino Theater Commons Award for Outstanding Advocacy for Latina/o Voices.

He received his MFA in Theater at the University of California, San Diego and his BA in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.