Christopher von Baeyer

cvonbaeyer@torontoplayback.com 

20A Lavinia Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA m6s 3h7

office: (416) 537 9595

home: (416) 761 1696

fax: (416) 761 7428

Senior Consultant
The Ariel Group

http://www.arielgroup.com/

www.torontoplayback.com

Offerings: individual coaching and classes for actors, business professionals and students in:
- Voice for Actors
- Public Speaking
- Presence and communications skills training for business leaders and managers
- Shakespeare for actors
- Non-scripted improvisational theatre

CHRISTOPHER von BAEYER, M.A., is an actor, educator and consultant who specializes in the integration of theatre and human development.  He has designed and delivered theater-based programming for actors and non-actors in voice, acting, leadership, and professional communication for a wide spectrum of clients across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  Over the course of his 20 year career he has coached thousands of men and women in the art of public speaking, emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, Shakespeare and voice.  He has taught at Emerson College, Boston College and the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago, the Columbia University Senior Executive Program in NY, the Ariel Group, Inc and Corporate Scenes.  His corporate clients have included Merrill Lynch, Société Générale, Lucent Technologies, Deloitte & Touche, Sandia National Laboratories, the Boston Consulting Group, the Canadian Government and the Hearst Corporation.

A member of Actor’s Equity, Christopher has trained, performed and directed with theaters including the Roy Hart Theatre in France, Geese Theatre for Prisons in New Hampshire, Boston Playback Theatre and Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where he has served on the faculty since 1993.  He currently serves as the Artistic Director for the Toronto Playback Theatre Project, which he founded with the mission of providing dynamic audience-interactive issues-based theatre in the Toronto area.  As a designated Linklater Voice teacher he ran the Linklater Voice Studio in Boston for five years.  He recently created and performed his one man show, an exploration of the mother/son relationship called Mother’s Basement, at venues in Boston and New York.  He has also maintained a long term interest in Men’s Work, and been a founding member of men’s groups in Boston, the Berkshires and Toronto.  He holds a B.A. in English and American literature from Harvard University and an M.A. in Theatre Arts and Vocal Communication from Lesley University Graduate School.  He currently resides in Toronto, Canada with his wife and young son.

 

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