Chris Verrill
Executive Director, Theatrikos
beijing playhouse snow white backstage december 2012 photo by jehanne fima (111) after pie

Chris Verrill is executive director of Theatrikos Theatre Company.  He brings to Theatrikos more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit worlds of theatre, arts, education, and broadcasting. He has produced, written, directed, and/or acted in more than 100 stage, television, and radio shows; totaling over 2,000 performances.  One career highlight was getting a pie in the face during a comedy show.

 

Prior to joining Theatrikos in 2019, he was executive director of Beijing Playhouse, the English-language theatre in China. He has produced and hosted educational programs, and done the marketing-fundraising-accounting tasks, for a dozen TV and radio stations, most recently for KIXE/PBS in Northern California. 

 

When he was 11, his grandparents took him to see the Broadway production of The Music Man starring Dick Van Dyke, and he hasn’t looked back since. “I’m one of the few people who enjoys both the artistic and business sides of theatre,” Chris says. He’s enjoying helping to build on and advance Theatrikos’ half-century of great theatre.