Christopher Acebo is the Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland which is one of the largest regional theaters in the country. His work at OSF includes season planning, creative team selection, casting, long term artistic planning and producing all productions at the festival along with the OSF artistic team.
He has worked with some of the top latino writers and artists in the country as a co-artist and a producer. He has worked with Culture Clash including the world premieres of PALESTINE NEW MEXICO, WATER & POWER, CHAVEZ RAVINE, PEACE, ZORRO IN HELL and BORDERTOWN, Luis Alfaro on BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINER, ELECTRICIDAD, BLACK BUTTERFLY… as well as work by Octavio Solis, Jose Cruz Gonzales, Lisa Loomer, Luis Valdez among others.
Mr. Acebo has designed the world premiere productions of THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl (Yale Rep and Lincoln Center Theater); THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HEDDA GABLER by Jeff Whitty, MY WANDERING BOY by Julie Marie Myatt, HOLD PLEASE by Annie Weisman, THE BEARD OF AVON by Amy Freed (South Coast Rep) and EQUIVOCATION (Oregon Shakespeare Festival).
Other notable productions include
- NICKEL & DIMED (The Guthrie)
- SEPTEMBER SHOES (Denver Center Theatre Company)
- THE MODEL APARTMENT (La Jolla Playhouse)
- THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Yale Repertory Theatre)
- ZOOT SUIT (Goodman Theatre)
and several production at South Coast Rep including
- THE COUNTESS
- HABEAS CORPUS
- CALIFORNIA SCENARIOS
and the annual holiday production of LA POSADA MAGICA by Octavio Solis.
For seven years he was an ensemble member of the nationally acclaimed Cornerstone Theater Company and has designed set and costumes for several productions including
- AN ANTIGONE STORY
- FOR HERE OR TO GO?
- AS VISHNU DREAMS
- AS YOU LIKE IT
He was an Assistant Professor in the Theatre and Dance Department at Cal State University, Los Angeles (2002-2007) and is the recipient of several grants and fellowships including the NEA/TCG fellowship and several awards. He received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego and his BA in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.