Monthly Archives: May 2017


Chris spent three years teaching theatre at the undergraduate level at Indiana University. Courses there included T120 Acting I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Acting This course guides beginning acting students through the most fundamental skills an actor can learn: … Continue reading

Lucky Stiff

as Harry Witherspoon
July 27 – August 6, 2017
Bristol Valley Theatre
directed by Suzi Takahashi Continue reading


as Marc, Yvan (rotating rep)
June 29 – July 9, 2017
Bristol Valley Theatre
directed by Karin Bowersock Continue reading

‘Visions of Right’ explores options for responding to hate

Herald Times Review | May 21, 2017 — The two best performances are by the leading couple, Abby Lee (as Christina) and Chris J. Handley (as Oz). Both actors are down-to-Earth and easy to relate to, while very moving in the more somber scenes. Continue reading

Visions of Right

as Dr Ozzie Singer
May 18-27, 2017
Jewish Theatre of Bloomington
directed by Martha Jacobs Continue reading

Visions of Right: A Response to Hate

WFIU Review | May 19, 2017 — Chris J Handley has charm with a nice innocence and a real skill with storytelling. … He also shares with the audience a wry Yiddish-tinged sense of humor. And he, like his wife, is concealing a scar, the memory of a controversial medical decision and action.
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In May 2017, Chris graduated with his MFA in Acting from Indiana University. Here is the whole gang of MFA actors and directors with our fearless leader Dale McFadden. (l-r) Abby Lee, Jason Craig West, Katie Horwitz, Meaghan Deiter, Ashley … Continue reading