Christopher Elst

Roles

Starting with most recent.

Ensemble / Warbucks u/s Annie

Dir: Molly Rhode, Skylight Music Theatre, December 2017

Ernest Shackleton The Endurance of Light [reading]

Dir: Suzan Fete, Renaissance Theatre Works, July 2017

Meat Customer #2 Main Street Meats [film]

Dir: Jeff Lyon, Golden Tooth Productions, June 2017

Bodyguard / SWAT team ReView: Horse Ninja [online]

Dir: Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman, Red Letter Media, April 2017

Claudius Hamlet

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, July 2016

Ghost King Hamlet

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, July 2016

Ensemble The Pirates of Penzance

Dir: Shawna Lucey, Skylight Music Theatre, June 2016

Butch Half in the Bag: Civil War [online]

Dir: Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman, Red Letter Media, May 2016

Jaques As You Like It

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, April 2016

Lovebird Love, Ruby Valentine

Dir: Erika Navin, Bug in a Rug, March 2016

Big Six / Luther / Mahoney City of Angels

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre, May 2015

Scott Monstly Monsterly

Dir: Erika Navin, Bug in a Rug, March 2014

Uncle Henry / Guard The Wizard of Oz

Dir: Linda Brovsky, Skylight Music Theatre, December 2014

Robin Starveling A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dir: Christopher Elst, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, October 2014

King of France Henry V

Dir: Emma Couling, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, October 2014

Cobbler / Lepidus Julius Caesar

Dir: Zack Meyer, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, October 2014

Cowboy Dan / Black Bart Cowboy Camp

Dir: Erika Navin, Bug in a Rug, March 2014

Boze Hertzlinger The Petrified Forest

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre, March 2014

Ensemble Les Misérables

Dir: Molly Rhode, Skylight Music Theatre, December 2013

Gaston An Empty Plate at Le Café de Grand Boeuf

Dir: Maureen Kilmurry, Windfall Theatre, October 2013

Charles, Martext, Hymen As You Like It

Dir: Tom Reed, Optimist Theatre, July 2013

Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm A Little Night Music

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre, May 2013

Richard A Time to Live

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre, February 2013

Mole Rock N Roll Mole

Dir: Erika Navin, Bug in a Rug, February 2013

The Old Man A Christmas Story

Dir: Bryce Lord, Sunset Playhouse, December 2012

Turkey Guy November

Dir: Maureen Kilmurry, Windfall Theatre, October 2012

Vice Principal Panch 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Dir: Tom Weissgerber, Waukesha Civic Theatre, September 2012

Dromio of Ephesus The Comedy of Errors

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, July 2012

Romeo Juliet and Romeo

Dir: David Kaye, Bad Example Productions - Alchemist Theatre, July 2012

John Wilkes Booth Assassins

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre, May 2012

Pericles Shakespeare, I Love You: Pericles

Dir: Zack Meyer, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, March 2012

Winston Smith 1984

Dir: David Kaye, Bad Example Productions - Alchemist Theatre, March 2012

Mr. Wolf Little Red Riding Hoodie

Dir: Erika Navin, Bug in a Rug, January 2013

Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks Annie

Dir: Ray Jivoff, Sunset Playhouse, December 2011

Jeff Omnium Gatherum

Dir: Maureen Kilmurry, Windfall Theatre, October 2011

Rosencrantz Hamlet: In My Mind's Eye

Dir: Jordan Gwiazdowski, Fools For Tragedy, August 2011

Montano Othello

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, August 2011

Kate The Taming of the Shrew

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, August 2011

Israel Swan Cannibal! the Musical

Dir: David Kaye, Bad Example Productions - Alchemist Theatre, August 2011

MacDuff Macbeth

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, May 2011

Eilif Mother Courage

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, April 2011

Train Conductors, ensemble Around the World in 80 Days

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, November 2010

Master Ford Merry Wives of Windsor

Dir: Jared McDaris, Bard in the Barn, October 2010

Achilles Troilus and Cressida

Dir: Bill Kincaid, Bard in the Barn, October 2010

Caliban The Tempest

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, August 2010

Masker, Verges Much Ado About Nothing

Dir: Jared McDaris, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, August 2010

Baker Into the Woods

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, August 2010

Performer A Perfect Ten (revue)

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, June 2010

Tullus Auffidius Coriolanus

Dir: Mike Speck, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, May 2010

The Stranger Hamlin (World Premiere)

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, April 2010

Macduff Macbeth

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, February 2010

Hanna from Hamburg La Cage aux Folles

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, December 2009

Shane The New Century

Dir: Ray Bradford, RSVP Theater, November 2009

Lord Fancourt Shakespeare Hallowed Eve Murder Mystery

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Geneva Inn, October 2009

Parolles All's Well That Ends Well

Dir: Bill Kincaid, Bard in the Barn, October 2009

Ensemble Sweeney Todd

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre, August 2009

Grey, Dolphin, Queen Henry V

Dir: Bill Kincaid, Unrehearsed Shakespeare, June 2009

Clyde Barker To Wake the Dead

Dir: Denise Kujawa, SMPAC, February 2009

Jake Jake's Women

Dir: Denise Kajawa, Grant Park Players, January 2009

Charlie Brown You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Dir: Ray Bradford, Bay Players, October 2008

Billy Bigelow Carousel

Dir: Kevin and Kelly Rathunde, Lakeland Players, May 2008

Det. Joe Mamet Stay As Dead As You Are

Dir: Mary Hill, SMPAC, April 2008

Dougie The Dead Guy

Dir: Joseph Piirto, OOHPs, October 2007

Featured Fighter Port Washington Pirate Fest

June 2007

Gaston Beauty and the Beast

Dir: Sue Bell and Pamela Danovich, Lakeland Players, May 2007

Lorde Sheriff Ye Olde English Christmasse Feaste

Tremper High School, 1996-2006

Education / Training

Special Skills

  • Stage Combat and Intimacy Direction
  • Proficient in firearms safety
  • Martial Artist (Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Tai Chi)
  • Vocalist (Baritone-Tenor)
  • Percussionist (Drum kit)
  • Novice Guitar (Bar chords)
  • Skilled writer and poet

Fight Choreography and Direction

She Kills Monsters

Dir: Nancy Gibson, Racine Case High School

November 2017
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Dir: Mark Schuster, Waukesha Civic Theatre

October 2017
Mother Courage

Dir: Mary Kerr, Carthage College

October 2017
The Penelopiad

Dir: Jeanne Leep, Edgewood College

October 2017
The Three Musketeers

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

October 2017
From Here to Eternity

Dir: Brett Smock, Ogunquit Playhouse

October 2017
Deathtrap

Dir: Michael Cotey, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

July 2017
The Wayward Women

Dir: Christopher Elst, Theater RED

July 2017
Sweeney Todd

Dir: Matthew Ozawa, Skylight Music Theatre

June 2017
Main Street Meats

Dir: Jeff Lyon, Golden Tooth Productions

June 2017
MacBeth

Dir: Katie Merriman, Bard and Bourbon Theatre

May 2017
Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play

Dir: Leda Hoffman, Luminous Theatre

April 2017
Animal Farm

Dir: Angela Iannone, UW-Whitewater

April 2017
Luna Gale

Dir: Mary Kerr, Renaissance Theater Works

January 2017
Fiddler on the Roof

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

January 2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dir: Katie Merriman, Bard and Bourbon Theatre

January 2017
Public Enemy

Dir: Mary Kerr, UW-Whitewater

December 2016
Bonny Anne Bonny

Dir: Christopher Elst, Theater RED

November 2016
She Kills Monsters

Dir: Kenneth Hill, Ripon College

November 2016
The Drowning Girls

Dir: Mallory Metoxen, Renaissance Theater Works

November 2016
From Here to Eternity (US Premiere)

Dir: Brett Smock, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

July 2016
The Pirates of Penzance

Dir: Shawna Lucey, Skylight Music Theatre

June 2016
Romeo and Juliet

Dir: Katie Merriman, Bard and Bourbon Theatre

May 2016
Peter Pan: The Girl Who Grew Up

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

May 2016
Dido and Aeneas

Dir: Colleen Brooks, UWM Opera Theatre

April 2016
Bachelorette

Dir: Mark Boergers, Theater RED

March 2016
Julius Caesar

Dir: Maralynn Markano, Arrowhead High School

February 2016
Dracula

Dir: Christopher Elst, Musical Masquers

November 2015
I Hate Hamlet

Dir: Angela Iannone, UW-Whitewater

October 2015
Robin Hood

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

October 2015
Tosca

Dir: Jill Anna Ponasik, Skylight Music Theatre

October 2015
Woods of Weaver

Dir: Aubrey Wax, Edgewood College

September 2015
Bug

Dir: Jim Farrell, Splinter Group

September 2015
The Seeds of Banquo

Dir: Angela Iannone, Theater RED

August 2015
City Of Angels

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre

May 2015
Twelfth Night

Dir: Gwen Zupan, Kettle Moraine High School

April 2015
Jeeves Takes A Bow

Dir: Tami Workentin, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

March 2015
True West

Dir: Erin Eggers, Alchemist Theatre

January 2015
Macbeth

Dir: Carrie Jones, Soulstice Theatre

January 2015
Spring Awakening

Dir: Amber Carbajal, Greendale Community Theatre

January 2015
Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Dir: Ray Jivoff, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

December 2014
Wizard of Oz

Dir: Linda Brovsky, Skylight Music Theatre

December 2014
Murder Ballad

Dir: Devere Burnett, Kalliope Vocal Arts

October 2014
Suicide Sleep

Dir: Charlie Sommers, Alchemist Theatre

October 2014
The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Dir: Mallory Metoxen, Splinter Group

October 2014
Baker Street Trilogy

Dir: Liz Shipe, Milwaukee Entertainment Group

October 2014
Identita

Dir: Carol Zippel, Windfall Theatre

October 2014
Around the World in 80 Days

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

October 2014
Pal Joey

Dir: David Flores, Boulevard Theatre

September 2014
A Lady in Waiting

Dir: Christopher Elst, Theater RED

August 2014
Seminar

Dir: David Bohn, World's Stage Theatre

August 2014
Oleanna

Dir: Erin Eggers, Alchemist Theatre

June 2014
Skin Tight

Dir: Suzan Kurry, Mercury Players Theatre

May 2014
Fortuna the Timebender...

Dir: Jill Anna Ponasik, Milwaukee Opera Theatre

May 2014
Phaedra's Love

Dir: Leda Hoffman, World's Stage Theatre

May 2014
The Intelligence Bureau

Dir: Hugh Blewett, Lonestar Films

May 2014
Romeo and Juliet

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

May 2014
Taps

Dir: Chris Goode, Pink Banana Theater

May 2014
Madam's Been Murdered...

Dir: Mike Jablonsky, West Allis Players

April 2014
Lend Me A Tenor

Dir: Gwen Zupan, Kettle Moraine High School

April 2014
Mr. Marmalade

Dir: Jim Farrell, Splinter Group

April 2014
Zoo Story

Dir: Grace DeWolff, Marquette University

April 2014
In the Heights

Dir: Ragnar Conde, Skylight Music Theatre

February 2014
The Understudy

Dir: Mallory Metoxen, Renaissance Theater Works

January 2014
Les Misérables

Dir: Molly Rhode, Skylight Music Theatre

December 2013
A Thousand Times Goodnight

Dir: Jared McDaris, Theater RED

November 2013
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow

Dir: Liz Shipe, Milwaukee Entertainment Group

October 2013
Dark Play or Stories for Boys

Dir: Luke Erickson, Pink Banana Theatre

October 2013
Romeo and Juliet

Dir: Mary Beth Topf, West Allis Players

October 2013
Natalie Ryan and the Edge of Eternity

Dir: Vince Figueroa and Beth Lewinski, Underground Collaborative

August 2013
The Penelopiad

Dir: Leda Hoffman, Luminous Theatre

August 2013
King Lear

Dir: Leda Hoffman, Alchemist Theatre

July 2013
The Pirates of Penzance

Dir: Liz Shipe, Storyteller Theatre

July 2013
The Ultimate Battle for Total Control of the Entire Universe

Dir: Leda Hoffman, Pink Banana Theater

June 2013
The Rover

Dir: Robert Amsden, Ripon College

November 2012
Juliet and Romeo

Dir: David Kaye, Bad Example Productions - Alchemist Theatre

July 2012
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Dir: Rachel Elizabeth Theurmer, Dare to Dream Theatre

June 2012
Tallgrass Gothic

Dir: Samantha Paige Deibler, Affectivity Theater Company

May 2012
Treasure Island

Dir: Amelia Figg-Franzoi, Homestead High School

May 2012
The Prisoner of Zenda

Dir: Al Wallisch, Fond du Lac Community Theater

September 2011
Cannibal! the Musical

Dir: David Kaye, Bad Example Productions - Alchemist Theatre

August 2011
Titus Andronicus

Dir: Jimmy Dragolovich, Carte Blanche Studios

June 2011
The Smell of the Kill

Dir: Brad Kostreva, Over Our Head Players

April 2011
The Butler Did It

Dir: Ray Bradford, The Bay Players

January 2011
Wait Until Dark

Dir: Jeanne Leep, Edgewood College

September 2010
Lakeland College Theater and Music Camps

Stage Combat Instructor under Dir: Charlie Krebs, Lakeland College

August 2010
Romeo and Juliet

Dir: Nic Cicerale, Tremper High School

July 2010
Treasure Island

Dir: Rachel Elizabeth Theurmer, Dare to Dream Theatre

June 2010
Macbeth

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre

February 2010
The Miracle Worker

Dir: Susan Nanning-Sorenson, Edgewood College

February 2010
Rehearsal for Murder

Dir: Ray Bradford, The Bay Players

January 2010
The Comedy of Errors

Dir: Jeanne Leep, Edgewood College

November 2009
Noises Off!

Dir: Ray Bradford, The Bay Players

October 2009
Company

Dir: Dale Gutzman, Off-the-Wall Theatre

September 2009
The Hobbit

Dir: Rachel Elizabeth Theurmer, Dare to Dream Theatre

June 2009
Youth Summer Stage Combat Program

Private program, head instructor

September 2008
An Ambitious Experiment

Feature film directed by Paul Klatt

June 2008
Hamlet

Dir: Nic Cicerale, Tremper High School

February 2008
Port Washington Pirate Fest

Featured Fight, Rapier and Dagger demonstration

June 2007
Beauty and the Beast

Dir: Sue Bell and Pamela Danovich, Lakeland Players

May 2007
The Merchant of Venice

Dir: Robert Hankins, Red Tape Theatre

October 2006
Ye Olde English Christmasse Feaste

Fight Choreographer, Head Instructor

1996-2012

Experience / Training

  • Certified Teacher with SAFD, expert in 8 weapons
  • Associate Instructor, Dueling Arts International
  • Apprentice Director, Intimacy Directors International
  • Instructor: Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop 2017
  • Associate Instructor: Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop 2010-2016
  • Teaching Assistant: Cincy March Madness Workshop 2010
  • Teaching Assistant: Winter Wonderland Workshop 2010
  • Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop, June 2009
  • Winter Wonderland Workshop 2006 - 2009
  • New York City Summer Sling 2008
  • Completed SAFD Firearms Safety Workshop, March 2008
  • National Stage Combat Workshop, IACW Las Vegas 2007
  • National Stage Combat Workshop, ACW Las Vegas 2006

Special Skills

  • Stage Combat and Fight Direction
  • Proficient in firearms safety
  • Martial Artist (Tae Kwon Do, Krav Maga, Tai Chi)
  • Vocalist (Baritone-Tenor)
  • Percussionist (Drum kit)
  • Novice Guitar (Bar chords)
  • Skilled writer and poet

Intimacy Choreography and Direction

Sex With Strangers

Dir: Mallory Metoxen, Renaissance Theater Works

November 2017
Bachelorette

Dir: Mark Boergers, Theater RED

March 2016
Dracula

Dir: Christopher Elst, Musical Masquers

November 2015
Spring Awakening

Dir: Amber Carbajal, Greendale Community Theatre

January 2015
Skin Tight

Dir: Suzan Kurry, Mercury Players Theatre

May 2014
Phaedra's Love

Dir: Leda Hoffman, World's Stage Theatre

May 2014
The Penelopiad

Dir: Leda Hoffman, Luminous Theatre

August 2013
The Ultimate Battle for Total Control of the Entire Universe

Dir: Leda Hoffman, Pink Banana Theater

June 2013
Tallgrass Gothic

Dir: Samantha Paige Deibler, Affectivity Theater Company

May 2012

Experience / Training