About Chris Plonka

Chris is a third year M.F.A. student in acting. Hailing from Swansea, Massachusetts. Christopher has spent most of his theatre career in Providence, Rhode Island while also working on Cape Cod and in Boston, Massachusetts. An actor and director, Chris solidified his love for theatre at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts, where he majored in Arts Administration while also working as an actor and director for the college as well as outside groups. IU Theatre: By the Bog of Cats (Xavier Cassidy), Titus Andronicus (Bassianus), and Barbecue (James T). Some other favorite projects include Little Shop of Horrors (Orin Scrivello, et. al) for IU Summer Theatre, Cherry Docs (Mike) for the Jewish Theatre Bloomington, Constellations (Roland) and Red Speedo (Peter) for Epic Theatre Company, Lonely Planet (Carl) and Frost/Nixon (David Frost) for Counter-Productions Theatre Company, as well as directing such plays as Life Sucks by Aaron Posner, 3C by David Adjmi, Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson with music/lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book by Alex Timbers. Outside of the theatre, Chris is an avid Boston sports fan, music lover, and a cinephile.

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Recent Credits

Twisted Tales of Poe

IU Summer Theatre — The Poet/Montressor/Simpson/Ensemble

More Perfect Places

IU Theatre — Ensemble One, fall

Twelfth Night

IU Theatre — Malvolio


IU Theatre — Officer Dave Lester/Death Tap, Black Super Hero Magic Mama

From the Ground Up

IU Theatre — JoJo


IU Theatre — Gravedigger/Player King/Assistant Fight Choreographer

By the Bog of Cats

IU Theatre — Xavier Cassidy

Little Shop of Horrors

IU Summer Theatre — Orin, et al.

Titus Andronicus

IU Theatre — Bassianus/Titus U.S.


IU Theatre — James T