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Christy Arington

Christy Arington

Christy Arington has been an actor, director and teaching artist for over 25 years. A founding member and current Artistic Director of Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, she was the education director for 13 years, building a vibrant and continually growing educational program. Christy is the current Artistic Director for LST. Having taught high school and college theatre courses for over 10 years, she brings a bevy of experience and passion to her teaching. As an actor, Christy has worked with many Chicago area Storefront Theatres including Strawdog, Irish Theatre of Chicago, Wildclaw Theatre, The Mammals, The Factory and many others. Her experience with classical texts both as an actor and director is extensive. She was last seen as Volumnia in Coriolanus while simultaneously directing The Merchant of Venice for LST. Christy received her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Georgia and in 2001 was awarded The Mark Twain Comedic Acting award at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.



Continue your training with a deeper exploration of scene work.

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This class exceeded my expectations! I felt safe and encouraged to take acting risks. Christy (Arington - Level 2) gave great direction which enabled each of us in the class to grow as actors.

— Andrea Conway-Diaz

"Christy (Arington, Instructor - Level 2) made me feel very comfortable in the classroom. She's definitely made me not afraid of scene work; I couldn't wait to come to class to participate."

— Angie Perez


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ASC alum Amanda Crockett was cast as the Cat in Cat in the Hat at the Northbrook Theater, and is currently performing in the Midnight Circus' fall Circus in the Parks tour.