Christine Albright-Tufts

Department of Drama

Assistant Professor, Acting

Christine Tufts

Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama Theater Complex
820 East Genesee Street


clalbrig@syr.edu


Christine Albright-Tufts will join the Department of Drama in Fall 2020 as an assistant professor of acting.

For the last 20 years, Albright-Tufts has worked as an actress at Arena Stage, the Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the Marin Theatre Company, the Mint Theatre Company, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. She has been a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) since 2006, where she has worked as an actor, director, and teaching artist. Most recently OSF commissioned Albright-Tufts, Lezlie Cross, and Howie Seago, to adapt Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus into a bilingual script utilizing both spoken English and American Sign Language. Albright-Tufts’ OSF credits include Juliet, Titania, Lady Percy, and the world premiere of Bill Cain’s Equivocation. She was awarded a Theatre Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mother in the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Oldest Boy.

Albright-Tufts’ directing credits include Louisville//KY/USA for Actors Theatre of Louisville, OSF’s School Visit Program (The Tempest, They Say It’s Your Birthday); Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (staged reading of TITUS, an ASL adaptation); Lean Ensemble Theater (The Importance of Being Earnest); and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (Bully).

In addition to acting and directing, Albright-Tufts has taught at theaters and universities all over the country. She served as the director of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Prior to that, she was a resident teaching artist at the OSF, where she managed its School Visit Program. She taught acting, audition technique, and advanced Shakespeare performance at Oklahoma City University, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts, and Southern Oregon University.

Albright-Tufts holds an M.F.A. in acting from the University of California-San Diego and a B.S. in performance from Ball State University.

Education

  • M.F.A., University of California-San Diego
  • B.S., Ball State University