CHRISTOPHER MIRTO (Director) is a director, teacher, sometimes producer, and sometimes actor. After training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting while studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he went on to Yale School of Drama where he earned his MFA in Directing. Some of his career highlights include performing in two of Richard Foreman’s plays at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York City, playing Christina Crawford opposite Joey Arias in Christmas with the Crawfords, and directing a revival of Dionysus in 69 at The Performing Garage. He co-created The Ophelia Project with soprano Cree Carrico and co-wrote the musical Three Sisters, or The Dormouse's Tale with Brian Valencia. Before joining the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, Christopher worked as a freelance artist while teaching at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. He spent a year as the Artistic Directing apprentice at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. A frequent collaborator with Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, where he has staged Carmen, La Bohème, and The Marriage of Figaro, he has directed operas at Manhattan School of Music, Curtis Institute, and with the Longfellow Chorus in Portland, Maine. Recent productions: the Pulitzer-winning Angel’s Bone by Du Yun and Royce Vavrek; Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up (Oberlin Conservatory); Musica Extrana (Spain); and the world premiere of Wild Beast of the Bungalow by Rachel Peters and Royce Vavrek in January 2020.