About the author

Chris Parham is a teacher, actor and author. He is also cofounder of Black Stripe Theater. Below are some of his performance credits.

For information about Chris’s teaching experience, view his resume.


Gary in News of the World (Brockley Jack), David in Summer (Kentish Town), Holofernes in Judith (Etcetera Theatre), Tricky in Tricky (Courtyard Theatre), Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard (Tokyo American Club), Will in Writing William (What The Dickens), Gus in The Dumb Waiter (Jewish Arts Centre), Joey in The Homecoming (Atelier Fontaine), Miller in The Crossroads Country (Space Zero), Ensemble in Anjin, English Samurai (RSC and Hori Pro at Galaxy Theatre and Umeda Arts Theatre) Valentin in Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Iwato Theatre), Demetrius in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sunmall Theatre), B1, B2 and Michael Salter in A Number (Our Space) Smith in Welcome to Dongmakgol (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka tour), Torturer & Groom in The Possibilities (Trance Mission), John in A Life in the Theatre (Trance Mission), Ensemble in A Christmas Carol (university tour, 2017), Ensemble in Hound of the Baskervilles (university tour, 2018), Ensemble in Macbeth (university tour 2019), Ensemble in The Complete History of the Olympic Games ABRIDGED (TBA)


Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, (Akasaka V Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet (Iwato Theatre), Schweyk in the Second World War by Bertolt Brecht (Ebisu Theatre), The Hothouse by Harold Pinter (Atelier Fontaine), Out at Sea by Slawomir Mrozek, (Iwato Theatre), Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn (Rapport Theatre), Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber (Trance Mission), The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Meguro Hall)


NHK Actor – Victor in Tokyo Strangers (2007), TOHO Studios – Astronaut in Space Brothers (2011), Lipton Tea CM (2011), Daihatsu Mira E:S CM (2013), JCOM Web CM (2014) GuruNavi Menu CM (2014), Hoken Minoshi CM (2015), JCB CM (2016)

Chris Parham Show reel

Narration Work

NHK Kiso Eigo 2 & 3 (2011-2015), NHK LABO Hamlet/Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015) The Reluctant Dragon (2017) and Peter Rabbit (2019) and much more.

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players…”

— William Shakespeare