Biography

Ensweiler-Chris

Chris Ensweiler

Previously at Seattle Shakespeare Company: Waiting for Godot (Pozzo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Launce), The Servant of Two Masters (Truffaldino) and Twelfth Night (Feste). Wooden O: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry). In Seattle, Chris has also performed with ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, and Taproot Theatre. Regional credits include: two seasons with Alabama Shakespeare Festival (where he received his MFA in Acting); seven seasons with Georgia Shakespeare; Touchstone in Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s inaugural production of As You Like It; and Malcolm in Macbeth at Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Ohio.

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Vanessa Miller

An intimate love story to enchant us again and again.

Waiting for Godot

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by George Mount
Performed in the Falls Theatre at ACT Theatre

Two vagabonds struggle to make sense of their predicament in an absurd world.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sheila Daniels

Performed at the Intiman Playhouse

Come play in the dark, mischievous night.

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by George Mount

Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region

Two sets of long lost twins unknowingly cross paths and set the stage for mayhem!

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sheila Daniels

Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region

With sparkling prose, "Much Ado About Nothing" illustrates the beauty and complexity of human relationships and will win your heart again and again.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Marcus Goodwin

Laughs, love, and a funny bit with a dog.

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Stephanie Shine

Performed at the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center

A beguiling comedy of romantic adventures and misdirected love.

The Servant of Two Masters

By Carlo Goldoni
Translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi
Directed by Dan McCleary

Performed at the Center House Theatre at Seattle Center

A collision course in clowning

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