Christine Mary Dunford has been an Ensemble Member with Lookingglass since 1989, and has acted in, written, adapted, and/or directed nearly three dozen Lookingglass productions. Most recently, she played the Mother in Blood Wedding. Before that, Christine directed her own adaptation of the The New York Times best-selling novel, Still Alice, which played as part of the company’s 25th anniversary season, received a Jeff Nomination for Best New Adaptation, and was named by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of the best plays in 2013. She is currently working on two pieces through Lookingglass’ gglassworks new work development program. Christine is a co-founder of The Memory Ensemble, a partnership between Lookingglass and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC), which uses improvisational performance activities to improve quality of life for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Christine is also Director of the School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bio as of 2017
Ph.D. in Performance Studies, Northwestern University
M.A. in Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S. in Theatre, Northwestern University