Christopher Goodson is a PhD Candidate in the University of Washington’s program for Theater History, Theory, and Criticism in Seattle. At UW Chris has received the Michael Quinn Award for excellence in graduate writing, as well as a recent travel grant from the Barry Witham Endowment for graduate research. Christopher is currently investigating contemporary, experimental performance that mediates issues of undocumentedness and transnationalism.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and an MA in Theater Arts from California State University, Los Angeles, where he received the Lawrence P. Goodman Award in graduate theater studies.
As a performer and playwright, Chris co-founded the experimental performance group Piece of Meat Theatre. As an actor, Chris has performed at the Edinburgh fringe festival, REDCAT and Circle X in Los Angeles and Theater for the New City in NY.
Representative Creative Work
- “The Reclamation of Angst and Self in These Streets: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story.” University of British Columbia Graduate Symposium. Vancouver, B.C.
- “The Women of Grunge (Re)membered.” Mid America Theatre Conference Annual Meeting. Cleveland, OH.
- “These Streets: How Theater and Memory Fuse to Revise Grunge History,” Mid-America Theatre Conference 2014, History Symposium #3
- “The Octopus: Becoming Guatemalan in a Home Depot Parking Lot.” American Society for Theatre Research 2013 Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX.
- "The Octopus: Becoming Guatemalan in a Home Depot Parking Lot," You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference, The American Society for Theatre Research, November 2013.
- Faculty and Alumni Achievements, Fall 2015 - October 12, 2015
- PhD Candidate Christopher Goodson Interviews Playwright Diane Rodriguez - September 14, 2015
- Summer Plans 2015 - June 8, 2015
- UW Rocks ASTR - January 14, 2014
- Latina/o Theatre Commons Convening - April 15, 2016 to April 17, 2016