Chris Dolman is Artistic Associate at Cape May Stage, southern New Jersey’s premiere Equity professional theatre, where he has had a long association as a director and actor. As a director he is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab in New York City and was invited to participate in the prestigious LaMama Directors Symposium in Spoleto, Italy. He was the Producing Artistic Director/Founder of the Edgartown Theatre Company on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Chris has directed professionally Off-Broadway in New York, including the world premiere of Fathers & Sons on Theatre Row and in regional theatres from Maine to Florida. His work has been positively reviewed in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, along with many other publications. He directed and produced the SAG short film BOX that was screened in various festivals across the country and later distributed for broadcast in the U.S. and Europe. As an actor Chris has worked professionally in theatre, television, commercials and voice-overs. He teaches First Year Acting, 2nd Year Audition Technique Workshops and is a guest director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York City. Recent directing projects at AADA include The Seagull, Candida, From Up Here, Really, Really and The Importance of Being Earnest. He is also on staff at City University of New York – Queens College where he teaches Introduction to Acting, Acting 2, Directing 1 and The Business of Acting, a class and curriculum he created for the theatre department. Chris is Producing Artistic Director of the Lake Lure Music Festival, a music festival he founded in Lake Lure, North Carolina.