Christopher Limber is an award-winning playwright, composer, director and actor. His commissioned play for the Festival, Me & Richard 3, won the 2009 Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences and is published by Playscripts, Inc. During a 30-year career as a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Christopher has acted in over 75 productions and directed more than 50, including shows for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Two of his directorial projects received awards: Bent at HotCity Theatre received a St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Judy Award” (2001), for Best Drama, and 12th Night for St. Louis Shakespeare was named “Best Shakespeare Production” in 2001 by The Riverfront Times. SFSTL’s Education Programs were named "Best Children's Theatre" by The Riverfront Times (2005). He co-wrote and directed commissioned Education Tour productions The Tempest in a Flash!, Much A Doo-Wop About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream...In the Wink of an Eye!, all of which received Kevin Kline Award nominations, and for 2009, Quick-Brewed Macbeth, earned SFSTL its second consecutive Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences. Cruel to be Kind? a play about Shakespeare which explores the topic of bullying, is currently nominated for a 2011 Kevin Kline Award for Young Audiences. His published scores include Kabuki Ugly Duckling and The Secret Garden, both collaborations with playwright Pamela Sterling. Secret Garden won the Most Distinguished Play Award from The American Association of Theatre in Education. Mr. Limber has spent over 30 years acting, directing and providing scripts, music and lyrics for theatres around the country, including The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Child’s Play Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Original Cast Recordings in New York City featured his orchestrations for Journey to the Center of the Earth on the recently released CD.
Name: Christopher Limber
Lives in: Saint Louis, Missouri
Occupation: Actor, Music Composer, Playwright, Stage Director and Theatrical Producer