Christopher Reiling

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Get a glimpse of Open Waters' Farms and Fables project

Last summer, four theater artists experienced a rather different kind of arts residency: They spent months on three local farms, planting, weeding, and talking with farm workers.
Planting seeds for the future
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 08, 2011

Review: Surviving the vivid depravity of Killer Joe

Owing money to the wrong dudes, young Texas fuck-up and minor drug dealer Chris Smith (Christopher Reiling) hatches a fundraising plan: Hire a hit-man to take out the estranged Smith matriarch — that is, his mom — then collect on her insurance to save
Brutal honesty
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2011

Stage blogging

The main characters of the play Speech and Debate, three Oregon high school misfits, do a lot of their living among the modern technologies of chat rooms, Google, and personal video blogs.
A chat room sex scandal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

New and old

First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
The best of 2008's theater productions
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2008

Two in the hand

The excellent Brian Chamberlain and Christopher Reiling slip in and out of leads and extras alike in the Good Theater’s superb, must-see Stones in his Pockets .
Good Theater’s duo throw a few Stones
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 05, 2008

Open Waters, open minds

“The big fisherman has appeared again,” opens the Bertolt Brecht poem “The Stone Fisherman.”
New theater company ponders success
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 09, 2007


Bunny babies

It seems that mild young Mary Toft, in a twist on the old idiom, is birthing like a bunny.
 Plenty of rabbits, but little gimmickry
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 13, 2006

Total recall

If we could give memory feet, how might it approach?
Spacing out the act of memory
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 29, 2006