Christian Daly in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Photo by Jon Gardiner

Christian Daly is making his PlayMakers debut in our Mainstage opener, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He performs the role of Spike in this Chekhov-inspired comedy by Christopher Durang.

Christian Daly

When asked what he enjoyed about his first time on the PlayMakers’ stage, Christian responded, “My favorite thing about my first time at PlayMakers is obviously the people. It would be hard to find a more talented and humble group of actors, directors, and technicians. Not to mention the Paul Green Theatre is such a fun space to play in.” He loves working with director Libby Appel, the Artistic Director Emerita of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He says, “our director has such a maternal energy she makes the space feel so safe for myself and the other actors. Such a wonderful quality for a director!”

Christian Daly as Spike. Photo by Curtis Brown

The character Spike is a wannabe actor and Masha’s boy toy. Christian explains, “Working on Spike has been a rush if only because most of the time he is completely unaware of the consequences of his own actions. He lives in a sort of clown world, which in my experience quadruples the amount of freedom an actor has on stage.”

Christian, a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, was recently in Sanguine Theater Company’s New York premiere of Exit 27 and the Dutch indie film All Those Sunflowers, following on appearing as Romeo in Cygnet Theatre’s premiere of Joe Calarco’s Shakespeare’s R&J.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be performed at PlayMakers through October 5, 2014. For tickets, call 919.962.PLAY (7529) or visit our website.