Chris Mawson
 

CHRIS MAWSON

Theatre maker and actor trained at Rose Bruford College. Co-founder of visual arts and theatre company Romantika and Interactive theatre company PairShaped. Represented by R.D Production & Casting.

 
 
 
 
 

Training

Rose Bruford College

B.A. (HONS) EUROPEAN THEATRE ARTS
First Class Honours

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

ACTING, DANCING, SINGING
Class of 2016 (EMTA)

RC-Annie

BADC STANDARD
Unarmed, Rapier + Dagger, Small Sword

BADC INTERMEDIATE
Unarmed, Rapier + Cloak, Gladius
Distinction

Skills

  • Basic Acrobatics

  • Children's Theatre*

  • Commedia Dell'Arte

  • Devising*

  • Interactive Theatre*

  • Immersive Theatre

  • Meisner Technique

  • Physical Theatre

  • Piano

  • Public Speaking

  • Improvisation

  • Singing (General)

  • Stage Combat 

  • Workshop Leader

  • Writer

Stats

  • Height: 5"11
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Blonde
  • Weight: 67kg

Accents + Languages

  • Northern (General)
  • Yorkshire
  • Manchester
  • Received Pronunciation
  • German (Basic)

Workshops

  • BADC Swashbuckle Workshops (2018)
  • Meisner Technique (Rose Bruford 2017)
  • Grotowski Voice (Rose Bruford 2017)
  • Bred in the Bone Shakespeare Residency (2016)
  • Performance fundamentals week intensive (Gardzienice 2016)
  • Bred in the Bone Shakespeare Laboratory (2015)
  •  Song of the Goat's The Breathing Performer laboratory (2015)
 
 

Showreel

 
 
 
 

Film Credits

Slow Motion Project, Giacomo Mantovani (Commercial)

April 2018

A slow motion promotional shoot directed by award winning filmmaker and director Giacomo Mantovani and made in collaboration with Avant Garde Pictures.

Beastia, LoudGround Pictures, LDA Harris Films (Short Film)

2018 - Playing "Alex"

The latest short film from LoudGround Pictures, due for release in 2018. Beastia is an absurd dark comedy exploring one man's deepest and darkest desires. Cinematography by LDA Harris Films.

Nothing Doing, Matthew Wright (Short Film)

October 2017 - Playing "Dan"

An absurdist short film from Rose Bruford trained Director Matthew Wright. 

Hold For Applause, John Colby-Pierre (Short Film)

June 2016 - Playing "Daniel"

A short film from Director John Colby-Pierre. A young television presenter learns what happens when his arrogance catches up with him.

 

Stage Credits

The Men Who Made Frankenstein (2018 New Writing)

Role: Dr Frankenstein Venue: Etcetera Theatre,  Company: Second Self Director: Simon Christopher

The Egg Whisperer (2018 New Writing - Tour)

Role: Bossman Venue: The Cockpit, Drayton Arms, The Old Red Lion Theatre (London), The Old Joint Stock (Birmingham),  Company: Brew Maker's Theatre

Snapper (2018 New Writing)

Role: Lead Director: Michael Blundell-Lithco Company: LoudGround

Kaplinsky Institute (2018 Immersive Theatre)

Role: Craig Venue: COLAB Theatre, The Flypit Company PairShaped Theatre

The Crossing Place (2017 Physical Theatre - Tour)

Role: Performer-Deviser Director: Johan Bark Company: Romantika Venue: Västmanlands Teater (Sweden), Théâtre de Ménilmontant (Paris), The Barn Theatre (London), Summerhall (Edinburgh)

The Eternal Kiss (2017 Physical Theatre)

Role: Performer Director: Johnathon Parkins Company: Setesdal Collective Venue: Théâtre de Ménilmontant (Paris), The Barn Theatre (London)

L.Inc Interactive Performance (2017 Immersive Theatre)

Role: Interactive Performer Venue: Battersea Arts Centre

What Lies Beneath (2017 New Writing - Tour)

Role: Lead Director: Johan Bark Company: Romantika Venue: The Space Theatre, The Bunker Theatre (London), Théâtre de Ménilmontant (Paris), The Barn Theatre (London), Summerhall (Edinburgh), Crescent Theatre (Birmingham)

 

At Rose Bruford College

2017 - Production: A Gig A Byte Role: Singer, Pianist Director: Anna Makrzanowska  Company: Non-Existent Theatre
2017 - Production: L.Inc. Clean Love: An Introduction Role: Interactive Performer, Deviser Directors: The Lab Collective
2016 - Production: Happy Everyday Role: Fred, Manfred  Directors: Peeter Raudsepp, Kärt Tomingas Venue: Lavakunstikool
2015 - Production: Guernica Role: Fanchou Director: Luis Campos
2015 - Production: Kindred Hollow Role: Immersive Performer Company: Kindred Theatre
2015 - Production: The Holiday Trilogy Role: Paulo, Ferdinando Director: Chiara D'Anna
2015 - Production: Pignight Role: Ray, Roland, Bravington Director: Matthieu Leloup
2015 - Production: The Maids Role: Claire Director: Luis Campos Venue: Theatre Delicatessen
2014 - Production: Woyzeck Role: Woyzeck Directors: Matthieu Leloup, Luis Campos
2014 - Production: Three Sisters Role: Andrei Directors: Matthieu Leloup, Luis Campos

 

Praise For Past Work

 
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"Mawson executed his role with graceful skill and profundity."

- Tamsin Bracher, Edfringe Review (What Lies Beneath)

★★★★ visually striking...unlike anything I have seen at the fringe this year
— Tamsin Bracher, Edfringe Review (What Lies Beneath)
★★★★ a beautiful piece of physical theatre which should be highly commended
— Adele Cooke, Edfringe Review (What Lies Beneath)
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- Broadway Baby (The Crossing Place)

★★★★ This is a strange and moving piece of physical theatre, high-octane and cerebral
— Broadway Baby (The Crossing Place)
The intensity of the physical detail is striking...
— Exeunt Magazine
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"An immersive piece that puts the power in your hands"

- A London audience member (Dr Kaplinsky)