Chris Coculuzzi

Chris Coculuzzi works as an educator for the Toronto District School Board and also works in theatre as a producer, director, actor, and playwright. He is the co-author and editor of the Shakespeare's Sports Canon series of five plays: Shakespeare's Rugby Wars, Shakespeare's World Cup, Shakespeare's Gladiator Games, Shakespeare's Comic Olympics, and Shakespeare's NHL (National History League) which premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festivals (2001-05). Other adaptations include Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (Upstart Crow, 1998) as well as a co-authorship of an abridged version of Cyrano de Bergerac (Red Letter, 2004). Chris also co-wrote Piecing Together Pauline, a historical drama about the life of 19th century opera singer Pauline Viardot, with Roxanne Deans that premiered at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival. He also created a new adaptation of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot (Amicus, 2015) as well as an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Villette (Amicus, 2016). More recently Chris wrote Quiet Courage to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Halifax Explosion (Amicus, 2017). It is an adaptation of Too Many To Mourn by James and Rowena Mahar (Nimbus Publishing). Chris resides in Toronto with his companion Kathy and their children Cabiria, Lórien, and Paisley.