The Archives: New Plays

'Visions of Right' explores options for responding to hate

‘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.
Visions of Right

Visions of Right

as Dr Ozzie Singer May 18-27, 2017 Jewish Theatre of Bloomington directed by Martha Jacobs
Visions of Right: A Response to Hate

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.
Prospect Hill

Prospect Hill

as Jacob March 24 - April 1, 2017 Indiana University Theatre directed by Ansley Valentine a new play by Bruce Walsh
Prospect Hill: Three's More Than a Crowd

Prospect Hill: Three’s More Than a Crowd

WFIU Review | March 29, 2017 -- Prospect Hill is a thought provoking, funny and moving play by IU MFA playwright Bruce Walsh. Joshua Robinson, Chris J. Handley and Joshua M. Smith do wonderful service in compelling performances.
'Prospect Hill' ventures off campus, into intriguing performance

‘Prospect Hill’ ventures off campus, into intriguing performance

Herald Times Review | March 26, 2017 -- The actors brilliantly capture this complexity. Chris J. Handley and Joshua Robinson are an ideal pair as Jacob and Rex. Under Valentine’s careful direction, these actors rarely strike a false note.
New play explores the struggle of being a modern day human being

New play explores the struggle of being a modern day human being

Indiana Daily Student Feature | March 24, 2017 -- “I hope people walk out of it feeling less alone with whatever they’re going through,” composer Kimberly Osberg said. “We’re all going through this crazy thing called life together.”
New play “Prospect Hill” by Bruce Walsh, a story of faith, hope, and redemption, comes to IU Theatre

New play “Prospect Hill” by Bruce Walsh, a story of faith, hope, and redemption, comes to IU Theatre

Feb 28, 2017 -- Prospect Hill centers around three men living in the titular neighborhood in Bloomington, Indiana. Jacob (3rd-year M.F.A. actor Chris J. Handley, in his final role at IU), is a recovering alcoholic – as well as a recovering Mennonite.
Sink, Florida, Sink

Sink, Florida, Sink

In August, Chris directed a developmental reading of Sink, Florida, Sink by David L. Kimple on the nights off from performances The Foreigner at Bristol Valley Theatre.
Occupants

Occupants

as Shoeless March 25 - April 2, 2016 Indiana University Theatre directed by Katie Horwitz a new play by Mauricio Miranda
American Asteroid

American Asteroid

by Mauricio Miranda directed by Henry Woronicz with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Zach Decker, Ross Rebenack, Austin Wilson, and Chris J Handley!